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Photo: Pulpit Peak from the Icefields Parkway

Pulpit Peak

  • 2725 m (8,941ft)
  • Naming History
51.5686N -116.368W
Located in the Bow River Valley, 2 km south of Hector Lake

Range: Waputik
Province: Alberta
Park: Banff
Headwater: Bow
Major Valley: Bow
Visible from Highway: 93N
Year Named: 1898
Named by: Charles Thompson
Named for: Thompson thought the peak resembled a church's pulpit.

Pulpit Peak seems to loom over Hector Lake.

At the summit of this mountain there is said to be a group of strange rock pillars that look like sculptured figures. They appear to be a company of priests that have been turned to stone while addressing an audience below.

(M.B. Williams)

Photo: Pulpit Peak from the Icefields Parkway

Looking west-southwest across Hector Lake to Pulpit Peak

Looking southwest to Pulpit Peak from the Icefields Parkway