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Photo: (l-r) North summit of Mount Victoria, Collier Peak, and an un-named peak from the slopes of Mount St. Piran

Collier Peak

  • 3215 m (10,548ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Hiking and Trails
51.3903N -116.302W
Located on the continental divide between upper Lake Louise Valley and Cataract Brook

Province: Alberta/BC
Park: Banff/Yoho
Headwater: Bow/Columbia
Visible from Highway: 1
Ascent Date: 1893
Ascent Party: H.P. Nichols, S.E.S. Allen
Popular Hike: Lakes Louise/Moraine/O'Hara

Although just visible from the Chateau Lake Louise, Collier Peak is a most impressive little summit from the north near the western end of Wapta Lake.

The ascent of Collier Peak in 1893 by Samuel Allen and H.P. Nichols was the first ascent of a mountain in the Lake Louise valley. It was un-named at the time and Allen referred to it as Mount Nichols.

Looking northeast to Collier Peak from the north summit of Mount Victoria (courtesy Drew Nugara)

Looking north-northwest to Collier Peak from the southeast ridge of Mount Victoria (courtesy Geoff Lampard)

Photo: Collier Peak (left) and the north summit of Mount Victoria from the western end of Wapta Lake on the Trans-Canada Highway

(l-r) North summit of Mount Victoria, Collier Peak, and an un-named peak

Looking west to Collier Peak from Fairview Mountain with north summit of Mount Victoria beyond at left