This peak is named after an Iroquois guide that lead the Paliser expedition through the Athabasca valley in the days of the fur trade. It has been rumored the name “Tekarra” loosely translated as “Light Dancing on Water”.  So when you look on the water and see the shimmering light, you can say you saw Tekarra.

A great peak to summit on a cool day. The photos we took on this particular day was hot and dry, lucky we found a nice little source of water for our adventure.

This is an all day adventure, take lots of water.


The summit dance


Alpine Tarn, not a big fan of stagnant water


Found a small water source here


Can you spot Mount Robson?


Solar panels for the repeaters , these were installed here after they took down the Pyramid mtn installation


The endless chain of the northern rockies


Signal mountain in the distance

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Access: From Jasper head towards Maligne Lake road, Just prior to Maligne Canyon
Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: From the start of Signal Mountain / Skyline just before Maigne Canyon

Activ­i­ties: Hiking / Scrambling / Biking