Mount Assiniboine lies on the Great Divide, on the British Columbia/Alberta border in Canada. It is the highest peak in the Southern Continental Ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Due to Assiniboine's pyramidal shape, it has been unofficially named the "Matterhorn" of North America. Mt. Assiniboine rises nearly 1,525 m (5,003 ft) above Lake Magog. Mt. Assiniboine lies on the border between Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, in British Columbia, and Banff National Park, in Alberta. The park does not have any roads and can only be reached by a six hour hike 27 km (17 mi). The usual approach is via Bryant Creek. There are no scrambling routes up Mt. Assiniboine. The easiest mountaineering routes are the North Ridge and North Face rated Class 5.5 which are reached from the Hind Hut.