A notable landmark on the horizon, the Three Sisters Mountain has been the subject of many art pieces and has become a symbol of Canmore.
The peaks even have names: Faith, Charity, and Hope. This trio of mountain peaks is the pride and joy of Canmore and can be photographed from almost anywhere in Canmore since they are right in the heart of the town.
In 1883, Albert Rogers named these mountains the Three Nuns after a storm left a heavy veil of snow on the northern face of all three peaks. They were renamed the Three Sisters in 1886 by George Dawson and they are referred to individually as Big Sister, Middle Sister and Little Sister.
Heavily associated with the town of Canmore in the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies known as Kananaskis Country, the Three Sisters may be the most recognized peaks in the Bow River Valley section of the TransCanada Highway (Hwy 1).