Photo: Looking west-southwest to Mount MacLaren from the Highwood Valley
- 2850 m (9,350ft)
- Naming History
Located on the continental divide south of Carnarvon Creek; south buttress of Gunsight Pass
Range: High Rock
Major Valley: Highwood
Visible from Highway: 40S, 541
Named for: MacLaren, Charles H. C.M.G. D.S.O. (Brigadier General MacLaren commanded a brigade of Canadian artillery during WW I.)
Mount MacLaren is a complex peak with four individual summits, three of which lie on the Continental Divide and a fourth that is entirely in British Columbia.
The col between Mount MacLaren and its neighbour to the north, Mount Strachan, is known as Gunsight Pass.
Brigadeer-General Charles H. MacLaren graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1905 and went on to command a brigade of Canadian artillery during the First World War.