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Photo: Roche a Perdrix from Hwy. #16

Roche a Perdrix

  • 2134 m (7,002ft)
  • Naming History
53.2136N -117.804W
Located in the southeast side of the Athabasca River Valley west of Drystone Creek and east of Ashlar Creek at the entrance to Jasper Park

Range: Fiddle
Province: Alberta
Park: Jasper
Headwater: Athabasca
Major Valley: Athabasca
Visible from Highway: 16
Year Named: 1872
Named by: George Munro Grant
Named for: "Roche" is the French word for rock and Roche a Perdrix was named by Rev. Grant because he felt that the folding of the layers of rock in the mountain resembled the tail of a partridge, partridge being "perdrix" in French.

Roche a Perdrix stands to the south of Highway #16 as it enters the mountains.

"Roche" is the French word for rock and Roche a Perdrix was named by Rev. Grant because he felt that he folding of the layers of rock in the mountain resembled the tail of a partridge, partridge being "perdrix" in French.