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List of the most isolated major summits of Canada

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List of the most isolated major summits of Canada

The following sortable table comprises the 150 most topographically isolated mountain peaks of Canada with at least 500 metres (1640 feet) of topographic prominence.

The summit of a mountain or hill may be measured in three principal ways:

  1. The topographic elevation of a summit measures the height of the summit above a geodetic sea level.
  2. The topographic prominence of a summit is a measure of how high the summit rises above its surroundings.
  3. The topographic isolation (or radius of dominance) of a summit measures how far the summit lies from its nearest point of equal elevation.

Twelve major summits of Canada exceed 500 kilometers (310.7 miles) of topographic isolation, 31 exceed 200 kilometers (124.3 miles), 50 exceed 100 kilometers (62.14 miles), and 92 major summits exceed 50 kilometers (31.07 miles) of topographic isolation.

Most isolated major summits

Of the 150 most isolated major summits of Canada, 98 are located in British Columbia, 16 in Nunavut, 16 in Yukon, seven in Alberta, six in Newfoundland and Labrador, five in Quebec, three in the Northwest Territories, and one each in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Three of these summits lie on the British Columbia-Alberta border and one lies on the British Columbia-Yukon border. Four of these summits lie on the international British Columbia-Alaska border and two lie on the international Yukon-Alaska border.


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