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Mount Assiniboine

Listed under Mountains in British Columbia, Canada.

  • Photo of Mount Assiniboine
  • Photo of Mount Assiniboine
  • Photo of Mount Assiniboine
  • Photo of Mount Assiniboine
  • Photo of Mount Assiniboine
  • Photo of Mount Assiniboine
  • Photo of Mount Assiniboine
Photo of Mount Assiniboine
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If you look at the photos of Mount Assiniboine you'll be able to see exactly why it's referred to as Canada's Matterhorn where ever it's mentioned – it's got the same nice, regular, pyramidal lines, perfect for the top of a chocolate box. Its lakeside setting probably helps as well, giving it that mirrored effect that's so Swiss Alps charming. The lake in question here is called Lake Magog, and Assiniboine rises one and a half kilometres above it.

On the border of its namesake park and the Banff National Park, you can only get to it after a six hour hike. Or of course you can helicopter yourself in.

You can trek up it if you're still looking for exercise after walking in, but it takes several days. 

Written by  Shane Bliss.

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