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Photo: Narao Peak (courtesy Alan Kane)

Narao Peak

  • 2974 m (9,758ft)
  • First Ascent
  • Naming History
  • Hiking and Trails
51.4119N -116.315W
Located 4 km southeast of Wapta Lake near Kicking Horse Pass; east of Cataract Brook

Province: BC
Park: Yoho
Headwater: Columbia
Visible from Highway: 1
Ascent Date: 1913
Ascent Party: Interprovincial Boundary Commission
Year Named: 1916
Named by: Interprovincial Boundary Survey
Named for: A Stoney Indian word, "Narao" is said to mean "hit in the stomach." It likely refers to James Hector being kicked by a horse while travelling up the Kicking Horse River in 1858.
Popular Hike: Lakes Louise/Moraine/O'Hara

Photo: Looking southeast across Wapta Lake to Narao Peak from the Trans-Canada Highway

Looking southeast to Narao Peak (Mount Victoria beyond) from the Trans-Canada Highway