British Columbia peaks

8,045 peaks

Highest peak

Mount Fairweather

15,325 ft / 4,671 m

Most summited peak

Grouse Mountain

105 summits

Most prominent peak

Mount Fairweather

12,962 ft / 3,950 m prom

British Columbia summits

6,487 summits

First Ascent Awards

1592 of 8,045 peaks 19%

Top climbing months

August 22%

July 20%

September 13%

British Columbia mountains highlights

  • 75% of British Columbia is mountainous. That's almost 700,000 km2 of mountain terrain, 4 times the size of Great Britain. Mind-blowingly huge.
  • BC's rugged Coast Mountains line the 27,000 km of Pacific coastline, topped by 4,019 m Mt Waddington
  • Eastern BC is mountain country... dominated by the breathtaking Canadian Rockies and Columbia Mountains (broken into the Cariboo, Selkirk, Monashee, and Purcell ranges) in the south.
  • The St Elias Mountains in far northern BC include its highest, Mt Fairweather at 4671 m, lying only 20km east of the Pacific Ocean.

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