Sentinel Pass (Banff)
2606 m
8550 ft

Province Park Map Latitude Longitude UTM Grid Ref
51; 20; 25
116; 13; 15
Headwaters N or E Headwaters S or W Adjacnt Mtn N or W Adjacnt Mtn S or E
Paradise Creek
Moraine Creek
Mount Temple
Pinnacle Peak

Named by Named for Other Names Year Named

Descriptive: The northern access to the pass features a number of impressive pillars or pinnacles of rock which seem to act as sentinels. One of them, the Grand Sentinel, stands 120 metres high.

Other Information
Photo: Sentinel Pass from the south (courtesy Paul Russell)


This high notch between Mount Temple and Pinnacle Peak is the highest, heavily travelled trails in the Canadian Rockies. The pinnacles for which the pass is named are found on the northern side, below the cliffs of Pinnacle Peak. The highest is known as the “Grand Sentinel.”

Another Sentinel Pass lies at the headwaters of Pekisko Creek west of High River.

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