When staying in Canmore you will likely me three sisters, named Faith, Charity and Hope. Don’t try to buy them a beer, though, as these sisters are a trio of peaks that form part of the beautiful skyline here in Alberta.
It was Albert Rogers who named the peaks back in 1883, thinking that after a snowfall they looked like “three nuns”. Somewhere along the way this got turned into Three Sisters. “More Protestant-like, I suppose,” ruminated Rogers.
The Sisters are tall, standing at over 2,500 metres apiece. Faith is the tallest, at 2,936 metres, with Charity at 2,769 and Hope at 2,694. They are often known as “Big Sister”, “Middle Sister” and “Little Sister”.
As one of the most photographed views in the Rockies, it’s not surprising that the Three Sisters very popular in Canmore. There is a local restaurant named Three Sisters Diner and a local market uses the tagline, “your market at Three Sisters”. There’s even a webcam on canmorealberta.ca dedicated to broadcasting a beautiful view of the peaks (http://www.canmorealberta.com/webcams/three-sisters)!
The Three Sisters are an important part of life in Canmore, they’re an integral part of the town’s history, landscape and tourism. And the people there wouldn’t have it any other way.