Backbacking tours in Canadian Rockies Mount AssiniboineA World Heritage Site, Canada's Mount Assiniboine is the most dominant peak of the Southern Canadian Rockies, rising 3618 m. This rocky mountain bears a striking resemblance to Switzerland's Matterhorn, hence the nickname “the Matterhorn of the Rockies”. It is located between Banff National Park and Kootenay National Park, and 48 km tour southwest of Banff.
G.M. Dawson of the Dominion Geological Survey saw the mountain in 1885 from afar and dubbed it Mount Assiniboine. It was more that 8 years (1893) until someone actually reached this canadian rocky mountain.
Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park - Canadian Rockies
In 1901, British mountain climber James Outram made the first ascent tour of Mount Assiniboine. Canada's Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park was established in 1922.
This area offers spectacular views of Mount Assiniboine. A typical trip involves a helicopter flight into Mt. Assiniboine and staying at either Magog Campground or the Naiset Huts. From basecamp, enjoy mountain day hikes around destinations including Lake Magog, Sunburst Lake, Elizabeth Lake, Cerulean Lake, Wonder Pass, Windy Ridge, the Nub.
These canadian rockies tour trails offer vast mountain attractions, including boreal forests of spruce with stands of alpine fir and lodgepole pine; alpine meadows with wonderfully bright wildflowers; wildlife such as elk, black and grizzly bears, mule deer, moose, goats, and big horn sheep; and 93 different species of birds have been identified in this Canadian National park.
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