Mount Robson is the most prominent mountain in North America's Rocky Mountain range; it is also the highest point in the Canadian Rockies. The mountain is located entirely within Mount Robson Provincial Park of British Columbia, and is part of the Rainbow Range. Mount Robson is the second highest peak entirely in British Columbia, behind Mount Waddington in the Coast Range. The south face of Mount Robson is clearly visible from the Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16), and is commonly photographed along this route.
Mount Robson was likely named after Colin Robertson, who worked for both the North West Company and the Hudson’s Bay Company at various times in the early 19th century, though there was confusion over the name as many assumed it to have been named for John Robson, an early premier of British Columbia. The Texqakallt, a Secwepemc people and the earliest inhabitants of the area, call it Yuh-hai-has-kun, The Mountain of the Spiral Road. Other unofficial names include Cloud Cap Mountain.
By elevation Mount Robson is
# 1 out of 2255 in the Canadian Rockies # 24 out of 27097 in Canada # 1 out of 394 in Regional District of Fraser-Fort George # 1 out of 97 in Mount Robson Provincial Park # 3 out of 8219 in British Columbia
By prominence Mount Robson is
# 1 out of 2255 in the Canadian Rockies # 8 out of 27097 in Canada # 1 out of 394 in Regional District of Fraser-Fort George # 1 out of 97 in Mount Robson Provincial Park # 4 out of 8219 in British Columbia
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