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Photo: Sentry Mountain from Phillipps Peak; Chinook Peak at left (courtesy Ed Michalski)

Sentry Mountain

  • 2435 m (7,989ft)
  • Naming History
49.6117N -114.638W
Located in the Crowsnest River Valley; south buttress of Crowsnest Pass

Range: Flathead
Province: Alberta
Headwater: Oldman
Major Valley: Crowsnest
Visible from Highway: 3
Year Named: 1915
Named for: Presumably, Sentry Mountain keeps watch over the traffic through the Crowsnest Pass which lies just north of it.

Sentry Mountain is the northernmost peak of the Flathead Range. It was formerly named Sentinel Mountain but was renamed in 1915 to avoid confusion with other another peak named Sentinel which lies at the headwaters of Willow Creek west of Nanton. Presumably, Sentry Mountain keeps watch over the traffic through the Crowsnest Pass which lies just to the north of it.

Note that Sentry Peak is part of a trio of peaks known as The Goodsirs.

Photo: Looking southeast to Sentry Mountain from Highway #3 at Crowsnest Pass

Looking south to Sentry Mountain from Highway #3

Looking southeast to Sentry Mountain from Highway #3 at Crowsnest Pass