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De Smet Range
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De Smet Range and Athabasca River
Highest point
Peak Roche de Smet
Elevation 2,539 m (8,330 ft)
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Country Canada
Province Alberta
Range coordinates 53°09′39″N 118°09′09″W / 53.16083°N 118.15250°W / 53.16083; -118.15250
Parent range Canadian Rockies
Topo map 83E/01

The De Smet Range is a mountain range of the Canadian Rockies located northwest of Highway 16 and Jasper Lake in Jasper National Park, Canada. The range is named after its highest point Roche de Smet, which in turn was named by Iroquois working in the fur trade industry. The Iroquois named the peak after Pierre-Jean De Smet, a Belgian missionary who had worked with the indigenous native peoples in the 1840s in Western Canada and Northwestern United States.

This range includes the following mountains and peaks:

Mountain/Peak metres feet
Roche de Smet 2,539 m 8,330 ft
Mount Cumnock 2,460 m 8,070 ft
Mount Bistre 2,346 m 7,697 ft
Mount Greenock 2,065 m 6,775 ft
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