Lucerne Peak
2412m (7915ft.)

Located on the continental divide northwest of Yellowhead Lake; a peak of Yellowhead Mountain. on the border of Jasper & Mount Robson parks, Alberta/BC border. Major headwaters Athabasca & Fraser rivers.
Latitude 52; 53; 00 Longitude 118; 34; 30, Topo map 83D/15

Panorama viewpoint: Clairvaux Creek Bridge. Can be seen from Highway 16

Named by Arthur O. Wheeler The peak overlooks the former Lucerne Railway Station in the Yellowhead Pass area. Official name.

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

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

Lucerne Peak is one of four named high points on Yellowhead Mountain which lies north of Yellowhead Lake and west of the pass. Seven Sisters was the first name originally given to Yellowhead Mountain. Interestingly, there remains a Seven Sisters Mountain near the Continental Divide just north of Crowsnest Pass. 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.

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