Mount Columbia

Alberta. mount
Columba Icefield
52.1475 N 117.45 W — Map 83 C/3 — GoogleGeoHackBivouac
Name officially adopted in 1956
Official in Canada
Elevation: 3747 m

The highest mountain in Alberta. It takes its name from the Columbia River. In 1872, Robert Gray, an American sea captain, discovered the river’s mouth, between present-day Washington and Oregon, and named it after his ship, “Columbia.”


  • Karamitsanis, Aphrodite [1961–]. Place names of Alberta. Volume 1: Mountains, Mountain Parks and Foothills. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 1991

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