Forum Peak is a summit located on the border of Alberta
and British Columbia
on the Continental Divide
. It is the southernmost mountain in the Canadian Rockies
, situated only 500 metres north of the Canada–United States border
. It was named after Forum Lake below the mountain.
[ It is visible from the end of Highway 5 at Cameron Lake, which is within Waterton Lakes National Park, and the mountain is on the park's southwest border.
Like other mountains in Waterton Lakes National Park, Forum Peak is composed of sedimentary rock laid down during the Precambrian to Jurassic periods. Formed in shallow seas, this sedimentary rock was pushed east and over the top of younger Cretaceous period rock during the Laramide orogeny.
Based on the Köppen climate classification, Forum Peak is located in a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers.
Temperatures can drop below −20 C with wind chill factors below −30 C.
*List of peaks on the British Columbia-Alberta border
*Mountains of Alberta
*Mountains of British Columbia
* National Park Service web site
Waterton Lakes National Park
* Forum Peak weather