Commonwealth Peak
2774m (9101ft.)

Located above the head of Smuts Creek Valley and Smith-Dorrien Creek Valley; north of Burstall Lakes. Spray Range, Kananaskis Park, Alberta
Latitude 50; 47; 25 Longitude 115; 20; 55, Topo map 82J/14
Can be seen from Highway 742

Named in 1979. The mountain was named to commemorate the XI Commonealth Games held in Edmonton in 1978. Official name.

Photo: Commonwealth Peak from the Smith-Dorrien Road, 1 km north of the Headwall Creek bridge
More photos
Photo: Commonwealth Peak from the south on the Burstall Pass Trail (courtesy Bennett Wong)

Scrambling Routes
Moderate scramble via southwest face. Commonwealth Peak, shown only on newer maps, will never be an all-time classic scramble, but as a getaway from the crowds, it is worth ascending. The view of the Kananaskis Range is excellent, and an alternate exit exists to extend your day if desired. Take runners for the boggy approach and a bike saves about an hour if returning the same way. Carry an ice axe for early summer visits. Try from about July on. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 112

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