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Photo: Looking west up Loomis Creek to Mount Loomis from Highway #40

Mount Loomis

  • 2822 m (9,259ft)
  • Naming History
50.4628N -114.919W
Located on the continental divide in the upper Highwood River Valley and Elk River Valley at the head of Loomis Creek

Range: Elk
Province: Alberta/BC
Park: Kananaskis
Headwater: Bow/Kootenay
Major Valley: Highwood
Visible from Highway: 40S
Year Named: 1918
Named for: Loomis, F.V.W. (Brigadier General Loomis C.M.G. D.S.O. commanded the 13th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1914.) WW I

Sir Frederick Oscar Warren Loomis (1870-1937) was born at Sherbrooke, Quebec, 1 February 1870. He was educated at the University of Bishop's College, and became a general contractor. He enlisted in the Canadian Militia as a private in 1886; in 1914 he was given command of the 13th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. He was promoted brigadier-general in 1916, and in 1918 major-general, commanding the 3rd Canadian Division. He was awarded the DSO in 1915 (bar in 1918), as well as several foreign decorations; he was created a CMG 28 in 1917, and a KCB in 1919. He retired to civilian life in 1919, and he died in Montreal on 15 February 1937.

Photo: Looking west to Mount Loomis (right) from Highway #40

Looking west-northwest to Mount Loomis from the Cat Hills

Looking northeast to Mount Loomis (left) from the Elk Valley