Chinook Peak
2591m (8501ft.)

Located in the Crowsnest River Valley between Ptolemy Creek and Star Creek headwaters. Flathead Range, Park, Alberta Major headwater Oldman River.
Latitude 49; 35; 10 Longitude 114; 36; 30, Topo map 82G/10

Panorama viewpoint: Blairmore. Can be seen from Highway 3

Named by Jim Kerr in 1962. Jim Kerr looked directly at the peak from his living room window and during a cold spell he would watch it and when the snow started to blow off the top from the west he knew that a chinook was not far behind. Official name.

Photo: Mount McLaren (left) and Chinook Peak from the east near Blairmore on Highway #3
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Looking southwest to The Bridge of the Mastedon on Chinook Peak (courtesy Benn Ingram)

The mountain was named by Jim Kerr, a lifelong resident of the Crowsnest Pass who lived on Sherman Parrish''''s original homestead. Jim looked directly at the peak from his living room window and during a cold spell he would watch it and when the snow started to blow off the top from the west he knew that a chinook was not far behind. The name became official in 1962, when it was suggested by Dr. R.A. Price, the head of a Geological Survey of Canada party working in the area.

Chinook Peak features a natural arch known as the "Bridge of the Mastodons."

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