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Mount Assiniboine is located on the Great Divide, on the British Columbia - Alberta border in Canada. It is the highest peak in the Southern Canadian Rockies and has been called the Matterhorn of North America.

Mt. Assiniboine was named by George M. Dawson in 1885. When Dawson saw the peak from Copper Mountain, he noticed a plume of clouds trailing away from the top. This reminded him of smoke emanating from the teepees of Assiniboine Indians. Rungius would have frequented the area for its outstanding hunting and spectacular scenery.

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