Waputik Range

The Waputik Range lies west of the upper Bow Valley, east of Bath Creek, and south of Balfour Creek in the Canadian Rockies. "Waputik" means "white goat" in Stoney.[5] The range was named in 1884 by George Mercer Dawson of the Geological Survey of Canada.[6] The President Range lies within the Waputik Range.

Waputik Range
Waputik Range (Pulpit+Balfour+Bow peak).JPG
Waputik Range seen from the Icefields Parkway
Highest point
PeakMount Balfour
Elevation3,272 m (10,735 ft)[1]
Coordinates51°33′55″N 116°27′58″W / 51.56528°N 116.46611°W / 51.56528; -116.46611[2]
Length19 km (12 mi)[3]
Width19 km (12 mi)[3]
Area235 km2 (91 sq mi)[3]
Waputik Range is located in Alberta
Waputik Range
Waputik Range is located in British Columbia
Waputik Range
ProvincesAlberta and British Columbia
Range coordinates51°31′59″N 116°22′02″W / 51.53306°N 116.36722°W / 51.53306; -116.36722Coordinates: 51°31′59″N 116°22′02″W / 51.53306°N 116.36722°W / 51.53306; -116.36722[4]
Parent rangeWaputik Mountains

The Waputik Range should not be confused with the much larger Waputik Mountains which encompasses this range and other peaks along the Continental Divide in Yoho National Park.




  1. ^ "Mount Balfour". PeakFinder.com. Retrieved 2022-09-04.
  2. ^ "Mount Balfour". BC Geographical Names. Retrieved 2022-09-04.
  3. ^ a b c "Waputik Range". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
  4. ^ "Waputik Range". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
  5. ^ "Waputik Mountains". BC Geographical Names. Retrieved 2022-09-04.
  6. ^ Boles, Glen W.; Laurilla, Roger W.; Putnam, William L. (2006). Canadian Mountain Place Names. Vancouver: Rocky Mountain Books. p. 264. ISBN 978-1-894765-79-4.