Photo: Looking southeast to Pilot Mountain from the Bow Valley Parkway
- 2935 m (9,630ft)
- First Ascent
- Naming History
- Hiking and Trails
Located in the Bow River Valley southeast of Redearth Creek
Major Valley: Bow
Visible from Highway: 1, 93N
Ascent Party: Geological Survey
Named by: George Dawson
Named for: The mountain is located at a point where the Bow Valley changes direction so that the mountain is visible for long distances up and down the valley.
Pilot Mountain was named by George Dawson because it is a landmark to travellers in the Bow Valley. It may be seen up and down the Bow Valley for a considerable distance and because of its special location, may be viewed when looking west from east of Banff Townsite and when looking southeast from northwest of Lake Louise. When driving to the west up the Bow Valley on Highway #1, Pilot Mountain is first seen from the top of a hill 6.4 km east of Tunnel Mountain. It can also be seen from Highway #93, just southeast of Herbert Lake and from near the junction with Highway #93 while driving eastbound on Highway #1.