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Photo:Looking northwest to Yellowhead Mountain (l-r Bingley Peak, Leather Peak, Lucerne Peak, and Tete Roche) from Highway #16 at the east end of Yellowhead Lake

Lucerne Peak

  • 2412 m (7,915ft)
52.8844N -118.584W
Located on the continental divide northwest of Yellowhead Lake; a peak of Yellowhead Mountain

Province: Alberta/BC
Park: Jasper/Mount Robson
Headwater: Athabasca/Fraser
Visible from Highway: 16

Lucerne Peak is one of four named high points on Yellowhead Mountain. Lucerne Peak takes its name from a railway town which briefly flourished in the valley below. The Canadian Northern Pacific Railway reached Yellowhead Lake in 1913 and named their station there after Lucerne, Switzerland which is also situated on a lake. This provided the nucleus of a town which, for a time, had a population approaching three hundred and rivalled Jasper. However in 1924 the "railway divisional point" moved from Lucerne to Jasper and many of the residents relocated to Jasper. Lucerne?s railway station was the size of Jasper's and was not demolished until after the Second World War.

Photo: (l-r) Bingley Peak, Leather Peak, and Lucernce Peak from the southeast on Highway #16