Yellowhead Mountain
2458m (8064ft.)

Located on the continental divide north of the Fraser River and Yellowhead Lake. on the border of Jasper & Mount Robson parks, Alberta/BC border. Major headwaters Athabasca & Fraser rivers.
Latitude 52; 52; 55 Longitude 118; 36; 30, Topo map 83D/15
Can be seen from Highway 16

Naming: Bostonais, Pierre (A Hudson Bay Company Guide in the Yellowhead Pass area, it is thought that the pass was named after him.) Official name. Other names Seven Sisters, The

Photo: Yellowhead Mountain (l-r Bingley Peak, Leather Peak, Lucerne Peak, Tete Roche) from the southeast at Yellowhead Lake on Highway #16

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Photo: Yellowhead Mountain (l-r Bingley Peak, Leather Peak, Lucerne Peak, Tete Roche) from the east on Highway #16

Yellowhead Mountain lies to the northwest of Yellowhead Pass and Yellowhead Lake. It is not certain who the pass, and subsequently the mountain, was named after but it is most likely that they were named after Pierre Bostonais, a blonde Iroquois trapper who was nicknamed “Tete Jaune” (yellowhead). In 1820 he guided one of the first Hudson Bay Company parties through the pass.

Seven Sisters was the name originally given to Yellowhead Mountain. Interestingly, there remains a "Seven Sisters" near the Continental Divide just north of Crowsnest Pass.

There are four named high points on Yellowhead Mountain. From east to west they are Tete Roche, , Lucerne Peak, Leather Peak, and Bingley Peak. The first three are on the Continental Divide but Bingley lies in BC.

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