Signal Mountain
2255m (7400ft.)

Located in the Athabasca River Valley northwest of the head of Tekarra Creek. Maligne Range, Jasper Park, Alberta Major headwater Athabasca River.
Latitude 52; 51; 35 Longitude 117; 58; 00, Topo map 83C/13

Panorama viewpoint: Snaring River Flats. Can be seen from Highways 16 and 93N

Named by Morrison P. Bridgland in 1916. "Old Fort" was an HBC post just below this low mountain. Signal fires were often built on the ridge and for this reason it became known as Signal Mountain. Official name.

Photo: Signal Mountain from the Icefields Parkway, a few km south of Jasper

Other Information
Photo: Signal Mountain from the north on Highway #16

During the time that the main fur trade route through the Rockies followed the Athabasca Valley and traversed Athabasca Pass, a hunting lodge named "Old Fort" was maintained by the North West Company at a prominent point just across the river from the present site of the Town of Jasper. At various times signal fires were built on the ridge behind the lodge and for this reason the low peak behind it became known as Signal Mountain. In 1941 the mountain became the site of the mountain parks’ first fire lookout and for the next four decades a park's employee kept watch over the forests of the Athabasca Valley and sent a "signal" to fire-fighting crews if smoke was spotted.
Back To PeakFinder Top Level