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Photo: Aquila Mountain (left) and Lectern Peak from the east on the Icefields Parkway

Aquila Mountain (Alberta)

  • 2825 m (9269ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
  • Hiking and Trails
52.7369N -118.109W
Located in the Athabasca River Valley between Portal Creek and the Astoria River Valley

Province: Alberta
Park: Jasper
Headwater: Athabasca
Major Valley: Athabasca
Visible from Highway: 93N
Ascent Date: 1915
Ascent Party: Morrison P. Bridgland
Year Named: 1916
Named by: Morrison P. Bridgland
Named for: An eagle was seen on the peak at the time of naming. (Aquila is the Latin word for "eagle.")
Popular Hike: Tonquin Valley

There is another Aquila Mountain in the Kicking Horse Valley of British Columbia's Yoho National Park.

Photo: Aquila Mountain from the east on the Icefields Parkway