Mount Rundle, Banff National Park

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Mountain backdrop to Banff

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  • Mt. Rundle from Banff Townsite
    Mt. Rundle from Banff Townsite
    by lhe
  • There's Gold in them there hills
    There's Gold in them there hills
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    Mt. Rundle
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    Banff lives in the shadow of Mount Rundle

    by scottishvisitor Updated Feb 7, 2007

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    There's Gold in them there hills

    Mount Rundle reaches up 2,948 metres it is just one of many mountains in the Canadian Rockies South Banff Range. Mount Rundle was named by John Palliser in 1858, he named it after the Reverend Robert Rundle who was one of the first Europeans to visit this area. One evening while visting downtown we were treated to a glorious sunset as the mountain shone with golden colours - proclaiming the beauty within.

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    Towering Over Banff

    by Bwana_Brown Updated Oct 12, 2004

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    Mt. Rundle

    It was about 4:30 PM by the time we had retraced our route and were almost back to the town of Banff. Here, we pulled into a highway viewing station beside the Bow River to admire the most unusual looking mountain that we had seen. The 9150 foot (2950 m) Mount Rundle actually hovers over the town itself.

    Part of what is called the Front Ranges (the first of four ranges that rise up from the Prairies), Mt. Rundle is an 'overthrust mountain' - one that has a relatively flat slope on one side but a steep heavily eroded slope on its other face. This was caused by the actions of glaciers over the centuries as they flowed past the eastern face of this mountain.

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    Mount Rundle

    by zrim Written Jul 27, 2003

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    Mount Rundle

    This is my favorite mountain in the Banff townsite area. From this vantage point it almost looks like it is going to flop over. We stayed at a lodge on Tunnel Mountain and we looked at the opposite side of Mount Rundle in the evenings as we relived our day's adventures over a glass of wine.

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    Mount Rundle

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

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    One of the more famous of the numerous mountains that are located in the Canadian Rockies. Mt Rundle provides a spectacular backdrop to the town of Banff, and some say it was the model for the mouintain used at the start of all Paramount Pictures movies.

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    Mt Rundle

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

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    One of the more famous of the numerous mountains that are located in the Canadian Rockies. Mt Rundle provides a spectacular backdrop to the town of Banff, and some say it was the model for the mouintain used at the start of all Paramount Pictures movies.

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    Mt. Rundle

    by lhe Updated Sep 14, 2004

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    Mt. Rundle from Banff Townsite

    This mountain next to Banff townsite is one of the most beloved subjects by photographers. It is best viewed from Vermillion Lakes, west of Banff townsite.

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