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Photo: Campion Mountain (Resplendent Mountain at left) from the west on Highway #16

Campion Mountain

  • 2506 m (8,223ft)
  • Naming History
  • Hiking and Trails
53.0522N -119.159W
Located in the Fraser River Valley east of the Robson River

Province: BC
Park: Mount Robson
Headwater: Fraser
Major Valley: Fraser
Visible from Highway: 16
Year Named: 1922
Named by: Arthur Wheeler
Named for: Moss Campion is an alpine plant featuring numerous small pink flowers on a bulbous, moss like plant.
Popular Hike: Mount Robson

"Still higher up were several kinds of flowering mosses: the pink (moss campion), the white, and the yellow." Arthur Wheeler wrote this after climbing to the summit of Campion Mountain.

Note that there is a Mount Campion in the Alberta Rockies but it's not named after the plant. Cpl. George Campion was killed in action during WW II.

Photo: Campion Mountain from the southeast on Highway #16