Coast Mountains


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Coast Mountains

A range of western British Columbia, Canada, and southeast Alaska extending about 1,600 km (1,000 mi) parallel to the Pacific coast. The mountains slope precipitously to the Pacific Ocean, where the shoreline is deeply indented by fjords. Mount Waddington, 4,019 m (13,186 ft), is the highest elevation in the range.

Coast Mountains

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(Placename) a mountain range in Canada, on the Pacific coast of British Columbia. Highest peak: Mount Waddington, 4043 m (13 266 ft)

Coast′ Moun′tains


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a mountain range in W British Columbia, Canada: N continuation of the Cascade Range.
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Noun1.Coast Mountains - a string of mountain ranges along the Pacific coast of North America from southeastern Alaska to Lower CaliforniaCoast Mountains - a string of mountain ranges along the Pacific coast of North America from southeastern Alaska to Lower California
Cascade Mountains, Cascade Range, Cascades - a mountain range in the northwestern United States extending through Washington and Oregon and northern California; a part of the Coast Range
Mount Hubbard, Hubbard - a mountain peak in southeastern Alaska that is part of the Coast Range (14,950 feet high)
North America - a continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama
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The Village of Lillooet is located on the Fraser River in the valley of the Coast Mountains about 240 kilometres north of Vancouver.
00 for 13 days Ultimate Canadian Experience 14 May & 11 June 2012 This wonderful 'Trans-Canadian' holiday will enable you to see and experience for yourself the very best of this vast country, as you firstly visit some of North America's greatest cities - Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City, plus stunning Niagara Falls, before flying west to travel through the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains to places like Banff, Jasper and iconic Lake Louise before reaching Vancouver, nestled at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, below the snowcapped Coast Mountains.
Whistler is located in the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia just two hour drive away from Vancouver.
Whistler Blackcomb, the official alpine skiing venue for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, is situated in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, 125 kilometres (78 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia.
We are looking at the broad scale composition of the rocks that make up the Coast Mountains," said Dr Spence, a professor of earth and ocean sciences at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia.
We journeyed for nearly two hours to our quaint destination in British Columbia's Coast Mountains and checked into The Adara Hotel, a 1970s boutiquestyle affair, and a great base from which to explore this pretty village.
I can almost feel it 20 storeys up in my room at the Pacific Palisades Hotel, a great vantage point for viewing the city's downtown core and the Coast Mountains beyond.
The truth is, several months of workout or training is absolutely crucial for something as un-aerodynamically designed as a loon to claw its way against gravity over the tremendous heights of the Coast Mountains to the Pacific Ocean.
Storm-related rainfall totals by Thursday could reach 5 to 10 inches in the Cascade and Coast mountains, 3 to 6 inches along the coast, and 1 to 3 inches in the Willamette Valley, the weather service said.
In North America, some positive values were reported from the North Cascade Mountains and the Juneau Ice Field together with a continued ice loss from the glaciers in the Kenai Mountains and the Alaskan Range as well as from Canada's Coast Mountains and High Arctic.
For more adventurous spirits, there's rock climbing or white-water rafting or, for high-altitude fun, ride the gondola to 6,000 feet above sea level and try the Peak Adventure hikes - which give walkers access to 48km of alpine trails among the Coast Mountains.
For accommodation I stayed at The Palisades, which was right up at the top end of the city, with a refreshing, bright feel about it and amazing views from its balconies out over the Coast Mountains.