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Heather Ridge
Heather Ridge of Skoki area in Banff Park.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 2,636 m (8,648 ft)
Prominence 213 m (699 ft)
Listing Mountains of Alberta
Geography
Location Alberta, Canada
Parent range Slate Range
Topo map NTS 82N/08

Heather Ridge is located in the Slate Range in Alberta. Like other mountains in Banff Park, Heather Ridge is composed of sedimentary rock laid down during 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.

Climate

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

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