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Boom Mountain
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Boom Mountain and Boom Lake
Highest point
Elevation 2,758 m (9,049 ft)
Prominence 442 m (1,450 ft)
Listing Mountains of Alberta
Mountains of British Columbia
Boom Mountain is located in Alberta
Boom Mountain
Boom Mountain
Location in Alberta
Boom Mountain is located in Canada
Boom Mountain
Boom Mountain
Location in Canada
Location Alberta and British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Bow Range
Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 82N/08
Age of rock Cambrian
Type of rock Sedimentary rock
First ascent 1903 Dominion Survey Party

Boom Mountain is located north of Vermilion Pass on the border of Alberta and British Columbia on the Continental Divide. It was named in 1908 after Boom Lake which is located right under the mountain. When viewed by an Alpine Club of Canada expedition, a buildup of logs on the lake resembled a log boom.


Boom Mountain is composed of sedimentary rock laid down from the Precambrian to Jurassic periods. Formed in shallow seas, this sedimentary rock was pushed east and over the top of younger rock during the Laramide orogeny.


Based on the Köppen climate classification, Boom Mountain is located in a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Temperatures can drop below -20 °C with wind chill factors below -30 °C.

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