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Canadian Cascades (Cascade Mountains)
Parent Area: Cascade Range
 

Area: 7544 sq km. Location: The Cascade mountains extend from Northern California to the Fraser River in southwestern British Columbia.T his covers all the peaks south and east of Fraser and Thompson-Nicola Rivers and west of Okanagan drainage. Terrain: Physiographically, the Cascades are divided into three ranges. The Okanagan Range is furthest east. This range does not protrude much into Canada. It includes the Cathedral Ridge group, Snowy Mountain, and Crater Mountain amongst others. The west boundary is the Ashnola River.

The bulk of the Cascades are made up of the Hozomeen Range. This is all peaks between Ashnola and Silverhope-Skagit Valley, as far north as the Nicoamen Plateau. The rocks composing these peaks are younger than the Okanagan Range. Youngest of the three ranges are the Skagit Range. This is all peaks south of the Fraser and west of the Silverhope-Skagit drainage.

Geologically, the Skagit Range is most similar to the older rocks of the Coast Mountains. The Cascades in general are composed of assemblages of micro-terranes with a wide mix of lithologies. There tends to be more metamorphic, sedimentary, and volcanic rock than is found in the Cascades, and less plutonic, although large areas of granitic rocks are in existance, most notably the Chilliwack Batholith and Needle Peak Pluton.

Top Trips
Snowy Mountain - Cathedral Park Hiking Loop Robin Tivy
Freezeout Mountain From Manning Park Paul Kubik
Three Fools Peak from Pacific Crest Trail Paul Kubik
The Cat's "Meow": Manson Ridge Traverse over Mt Outram Justin Brown
Eight Days in Big Sky Country (Snowy Mountain and Cathedral Park) Sandra McGuinness
Depot Creek Access and South Ridge Scramble on Mount Spickard Don Funk
Snowy Mountain: A Return In Fall Stephen Skog
After the Burn: Pasayten Wilderness via the Pasayten River FSR Robin Tivy
Slesse NE Buttress with Crossover Pass Return Joachim Stadel
Three Brothers to Skaist Mountain - Ski Touring in Manning Park Robin Tivy
More Trips

Top Photos
Silvertip Mountain - East Face Justin Brown
Snowy Mountain Northeast Ridge Stephen Skog
The Northeast Face of Welch Peak Andrew Rennie
Mount Outram - North Aspect (Winter) From Tulameen Justin Brown
Rexford - Standard Route Photo Topo Drew Brayshaw
Slesse from MacFarlane Gerry Kollmuss
Stoyoma Mountain from the East Wayne Weber
Dewdney and Outram - East Aspect Justin Brown
Needle Peak and Markhor Peak from The Flatiron Martin Ortmayr
Approaching Mount Barr Greg Jones
More Photos


Paper Maps
Chilliwack East Recreational Map - GPS Based Trail Ventures BC 1:40000 50m
Coquihalla Summit John Baldwin Books and Maps 1:50000 100 ft