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Photo: Waputik Peak from near Lake Louise Townsite

Waputik Peak

  • 2736 m (8,977ft)
  • Naming History
51.5036N -116.318W
Located in the Bow River Valley east of Bath Creek; the southern end of the Waputik Range

Range: Waputik
Province: Alberta
Park: Banff
Headwater: Bow
Major Valley: Bow
Visible from Highway: 1, 93N
Year Named: 1884
Named by: George Dawson
Named for: Wapiti is the Stoney Indian word for white goat.

This mountain is a landmark when driving northwest on the Trans-Canada Highway southeast of Lake Louise. From this angle the right hand ridge appears to be very steep and a distincive horizontal band of snow midaway up the mountain is often present.

Photo: Looking west to Waputik Peak from the Icefields Parkway

Looking northwest to Waputik Peak from the Bow Valley Parkway

Looking northwest to Waputik Peak