Photo of the Week: Mt. Robson

Photo of the Week: Mt. Robson

Most of the year she is hidden sheepishly behind a swell of billowing clouds.   It is only the most rare of days that the sun dares shine on her white hair and grey skin.  Mount Robson, in British Columbia, Canada, is the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, and she stands proud.  From her gently meadow base to her glacier capped peaks this great mountain stretches an incredible 3 kilometers straight up from the ground and nearly 4 km above sea level.  If you ever stop by Mount Robson Provincial park and witness this great queen of the Canadian Rockies be sure to take a picture, because it doesn’t happen very often.

Mount Robson is undoubtedly one of the features of any trip to the Canadian Rockies, but moreover it marks a change, depending on which direction you’re travelling, on so many level geographically.  Not only will you be heading from Alberta to British Columbia (or vice-versa) but you’ll also be travelling from the rockies to the cariboo mountains.  You’ll be travelling from somewhat high altitude to the lower level Fraiser River basin.  And you’ll be changing from large pin forests to the huge cedar trees of the West Coast.


Author: Brendan van Son

Author: I am a travel writer and photographer from Alberta, Canada. Over my years as a travel photographer, I have visited 6 of the 7 continents and more countries than I have any desire to count. If you want to improve your skills, be sure to check out my travel photography channel on Youtube . Also, check out my profile on . to learn a little bit more about me and my work.

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  1. Lovely photo, Brendan. I visited many countries but still miss Canada. For a mountain lover as I am, this is definitely a must!

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  2. I spent 3 days backpacking in the area a few years ago but only saw Mount Robson on the first day; it was never as clearly visible as your photo indicates. What a glorious area especially up in the wildflower filled meadows.

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  3. Gorgeous photo. I’ve never seen Mount Robson and hope that when I do it will be on such a sunny day. I also like how you captured the sign post as part of the pic in such a way that it actually adds something, rather than take away from the object of the photo.

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    • Thanks for you nice comment Cathy!

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  4. Really lovely composition, I like the sign in the foreground to give it context/

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