Photo: Looking northwest to Mount Niblock from the Bow Valley Parkway
- 2976 m (9,764ft)
- First Ascent
- Naming History
- Hiking and Trails
Located between the head of the valley west of Lake Agnes and lower Bath Creek; near the south buttress of Kicking Horse Pass; head of the Minewakun Lake Valley
Visible from Highway: 1, 93N
Ascent Party: Walter Wilcox
Named for: Niblock, John (John Niblock was a superintendent with the Canadian Pacific Railway.)
Although less than 3000 metres in elevation, Mount Niblock looks very impressive as it towers above the Trans-Canada Highway just west of Lake Louise. To hikers it is best known as, together with Mount Whyte, forming the backdrop to Lake Agnes above Lake Louise.
As the western superintendent for the CPR, John Niblock was one of the earliest promoters of touism in the Canadian Rockies. He also had some influence over the naming of the numerous stops on the various lines that were being built in western Canada during the late nineteenth century. He named a stop on the line south of Calgary after his wife Clare. By 1895, when the boxcar at the site was replaced with a frame building, the stop had become well known as Clare's home or Claresholm.