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Photo: Looking south to Mount St. Bride (left) and Mount Douglas from Skeleton Lake inthe Red Deer Valley (courtesy Aaron Osicki)

Mount Douglas

  • 3235 m (10,614ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
51.5253N -115.967W
Located in the Red Deer River Valley west of the Valley of the Hidden Lakes; 2.5 km southwest of Douglas Lake

Province: Alberta
Park: Banff
Headwater: Bow
Major Valley: Red Deer
Ascent Date: 1907
Ascent Party: L.M. Earle
Ascent Guide: Edward Feuz sr., GottfriEdward Feuz jr.
Year Named: 1884
Named by: George Dawson
Named for: Douglas, David (David Douglas was a botanist who travelled through the Canadian Rockies during the nineteeth century.

The mountain was also known as The Black Douglas to distinguish it from its neighbour Mount St. Bride which has snow cover for much of the year.

[See David Douglas]

Photo: Mount Douglas (Ken Jones Collection)

Looking northeast to Mount Douglas from Mount St. Piran

Photo: Looking south to Mount St. Bride (left) and Mount Douglas from the Red Deer Valley (courtesy Aaron Osicki)

Looking east-northeast across Ptarmigan Lake and beyond Fossil Mountain to Mount Douglas (left) and Mount St. Bride (right) from Boulder Pass (courtesy Sonny Bou)

Looking northeast across Protection Mountain to Mount Douglas (left) and Mount St. Bride from Mount Bell (courtesy Sonny Bou)