Coliseum Mountain
2040m (6693ft.)

Located northeast of Shunda Creek, 5 km north of Nordegg. Park, Alberta Major headwater Saskatchewan River.
Latitude 52; 31 Longitude 116; 05, Topo map 83C/09
Can be seen from Highway 11

Naming: The "colisium" part of the mountain is said to be the amphitheatre-shaped cirque on its southwest slopes. The cap which the previous Indian name referred to relates to the rounded knol on the peak. Official name. Other names Yahareskin

Photo: Shunda Mountain (left) and Coliseum Mountain from Nordegg (courtesy Anne Belliveau)

Other Information

The natives referred to the mountain as Yahareskin, the Stoney word for the "Mountain with the Cap On."

In 1927, Colesium Mountain became the site of the first fire lookout building in Alberta. The stone foundation is all that remains of the structure. The lookout was transferred to Shunda Mountain in 1955. (Anne Belliveau)

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