Canoe Mountain is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.628m (8,622ft) above the sea level, located in east central British Columbia, Canada. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.
Nestled in the Monashee Range of Columbia Mountains, the road to the summit is unpaved. The surface of the road is not in very good shape anymore as it is not maintained. It’s called Canoe Mountain Road. It’s pretty slow going with some narrow parts, tight turns, loose gravel and very steep near the top.
Accessibility is largely limited to the summer season. It’s a fire service road. 4x4 vehicles or ATV required. Atop of the mountain is a CBC TV tower. The road ends where the telecommunications facility perches on the edge of a precipice. The summit features a panoramic view in all directions and stunning views of Kinbasket Lake. It’s the northernmost peak of the Monashee Range.
It’s said to be the highest vehicle accessible launch in the country. Starting from BC-5 Highway, the road to the summit is 12.60 km (7.83 mi) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 1809 meters. The average gradient is 14.35%.
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