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Photo: Allison Peak in the distance at left; Mount Ward at right with Window Mountain to the left of it.

Allison Peak

  • 2643 m (8672ft)
  • Naming History
49.7428N -114.646W
Located on the continental divide in the Allison Creek and Alexandra Creek Valleys at the head of South Racehorse Creek

Range: High Rock
Province: Alberta/BC
Headwater: Oldman/Kootenay
Visible from Highway: 3
Year Named: 1915
Named by: Morrison P. Bridgland
Named for: Allison, Douglas (A fomer Royal North West Mounted Policeman, Douglas Allison was an early settler in the Crowsnest Pass area.)

The most prominent feature of this peak is the outlier locally referred to as Window Mountain. Lying slightly less than one kilometre to the northeast of the highest point on Allison Peak, it's circular shaped "window" is most prominent as one drives north up the Allison Creek Valley.

Photo: The southern end of the High Rock Range from the southeast. Allison Peak is in the centre.

Looking west to Allison Peak (courtesy Ed Michalski)