Mount Columbia

Feature type: mount
Province: Alberta
Location: Columba Icefield
Latitude: 52°09′
Longitude: 117°27′
Elevation: 3747 m
NTS map: 83 C/3

The highest mountain in Alberta. It takes its name from the Columbia River. In 1872, Robert Tray, 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: Mountains, mountain parks and foothills. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 1991

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