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Photo: Bertha Peak from the Prince of Wales Hotel

Bertha Peak

  • 2454 m (8,050ft)
  • Naming History
49.0381N -113.945W
Located west of Upper Waterton Lake and north of Bertha Creek

Province: Alberta
Park: Waterton
Headwater: Oldman
Visible from Highway: 5
Year Named: 1914
Named by: Morrison Bridgland
Named for: Ekelund, Bertha (Bertha was an early resident of Waterton National Park.)

The gentle slopes of Bertha Peak lie above Waterton Townsite and the lowest portion of the road to Cameron Lake passes between its lower slopes and those of the so-called "Bears Hump" to the north. Bertha Peak's lower slopes have several broad avalanche tracks which are a brilliant green during the early summer. In 1952, a number of cottages in Waterton Townsite were wiped out by avalanches from the slopes of Bertha Peak. The cottage lots are no longer designated residential by Parks Canada and have been sensibly left vacant since the avalanche. The treed slopes of Bertha Peak were burned during the Kenow fire of September 2017. "Bertha Ekelund was an early resident of the area and the mountain and Bertha Lake were named in her honour.