Cave Mountain
2651m (8698ft.)

Located on the continental divide at the head of Bryant Creek; northern buttress of Assiniboine Pass; southeastern buttress of Og Pass. on the border of Banff & Assiniboine parks, Alberta/BC border. Major headwaters Bow & Kootenay rivers.
Latitude 50; 56; 20 Longitude 115; 35; 55, Topo map 82J/13


Named by International Boundary Survey in 1916. The surveyors noted that there was, "near the skyline a colossal cave entrance." Official name.

Photo: Looking northeast to Cave Mountain (Ken Jones Collection)

Other Information

In Volume I of the Interprovincial Boundary Survey, Arthur O. Wheeler and Richard Cautley wrote, "On the Alberta side, the approach (to Assiniboine Pass) is most impressive; a great barrier of rock, up which the trail zig-zags, closes the head of the valley about half a mile from the summit of the pass. On either side the barrier extends in mighty precipices, those on the north disclosing near sky-line a colossal cave entrance, so placed as to be practically impregnable; it has given the name Cave Mountain to the eminence on which it is set."
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