Mt. Tecumseh Natural Area (PNT/CNT)


This Natural Area complex consists of two portions: a Protective Notation (PNT) nested within a Consultative Notation (CNT) area. It is located at the eastern foot of Mt. Tecumseh, about 3 km north of Highway 3. The CNT portion of the NA is nearly twice as large as the inner PNT of the same name.

Topographical map of Mt Tecumseh. Image courtesy of https://atlas.gc.ca/toporama.
Topographical map of Mt Tecumseh. Image courtesy of https://atlas.gc.ca/toporama.

Map of the Area

Any maps and map views are for general information only. Do not rely on them for navigation or to determine legal boundaries.

Other Information

Mount Tecumseh is an iconic landmark west of Coleman in the Crowsnest Pass area. It can be seen from Highway 3. The summit rises above Crowsnest Lake Natural Area (PNT). Its sister summit, Phillipps Summit, is directly on the Continental Divide and thus is split between Alberta and British Columbia [1].

Tecumseh is named for a Shawnee chief, leader of a First Nations confederacy, who fought on the British side against the Americans in the War of 1812. Tecumseh was a respected ally and leader of his people who was killed in the 1813 Battle of the Thames in the Great Lakes area of Ontario [2].

Site Statistics

Site NameMt. Tecumseh (CNT)
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeConsultative Notation (CNT)
Natural Region(s)Subalpine; Montane
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)N/A
PASite ID (Map Ref #)556
Site # (Parks Website)N/A
Total Area123.76 ha. (305.82 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activities
IUCN
Operated By
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Mt. Tecumseh (CNT)
Site NameMt. Tecumseh (PNT)
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeProtective Notation (PNT)
Natural Region(s)Subalpine; Montane
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)N/A
PASite ID (Map Ref #)556
Site # (Parks Website)N/A
Total Area79.95 ha. (197.53 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activities
IUCN
Operated By
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Mt. Tecumseh (PNT)

References

The following links are provided as a courtesy but are not verified or endorsed by SAPAA. Clicking on the link will cause you to leave the SAPAA website. Primary source of information is the Government of Alberta. (All links accessed on 2022-11-26).

  1. Wikipedia, Mount Tecumseh (Alberta).
  2. The Canadian Encyclopedia, Tecumseh.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s