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Photo: Mount Haig (left) and Gravenstafel Ridge (right) from the Castle River Road

Gravenstafel Ridge

  • 2391 m (7,845ft)
49.3100N -114.442W
Located in the West Castle River Valley between Syncline Brook and Gravenstafel Brook

Province: Alberta
Headwater: Oldman
Visible from Highway: 774

Gravenstafel Ridge is the mountain upon which the Westcastle ski runs are located. The original Gravenstafel Ridge is located in the Flanders area of northern France. One of the highest points in the area, the ridge was the scene of several battles involving the Canadian Army including the Second Battle of Ypres in 1915. Their efforts and sacrifices were honoured by the naming of this attractive feature.

Photo: Looking southeast to Gravenstafel Ridge (left) and Mount Haig (beyond at right) from St. Eloi Mountain (courtesy Linda Breton)