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Princess Margaret Mountain
Lake Minnewanka and Princess Margaret Mountain.jpg
Lake Minnewanka and Princess Margaret Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 2,515 m (8,251 ft)
Prominence 38 m (125 ft)
Parent peak Mount Charles Stewart 2809 m
Listing List of mountains of Alberta
Parent range Fairholme Range
Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 82O/03
Easiest route rock climb
Princess Margaret Mountain from Bow River
Princess Margaret Mountain to right, seen from Bow River

Princess Margaret Mountain is a mountain located in the Bow River valley of Banff National Park, 2.5 km (1.6 mi) west of Mount Charles Stewart.

The mountain was named in 1958 after Princess Margaret (sister of Queen Elizabeth II), who had visited Banff and spent a night in a location near the mountain.


The 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, it is located in a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Temperatures in winter can drop below −20 °C (−4 °F) with wind chill factors below −30 °C (−22 °F). Weather conditions during summer months are optimum for climbing.

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