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Mount Peechee
Mountain road trip to Banff springs (23793130931).jpg
Highest point
Elevation 2,935 m (9,629 ft)
Prominence 160 m (520 ft)
Listing List of mountains of Alberta
Parent range Fairholme Range
Topo map NTS 82O/03
First ascent 1929
Easiest route rock climb

Mount Peechee is the third highest peak of the Fairholme Range in Banff National Park. Mt. Peechee is located immediately southeast of Mount Girouard in the Bow River valley south of Lake Minnewanka.

The mountain was named in 1884 by George Dawson after an Indian guide who escorted George Simpson through the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies.


Like other mountains in Banff Park, Mount Peechee 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.


Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Peechee 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. Precipitation runoff from Mount Peechee drains into tributaries of the Bow River, which is a tributary of the Saskatchewan River.

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