There has been some recent debate over what is the highest point on the Trans Canada Highway. This is often the result of local tour guides and shuttle drivers making comments that are taken out of context by tourists, who then post their misunderstanding on their travel blog as if it was “fact”.
Chart of highest five points
There are five points in the running:
Scott Lake Hill
Several Calgary–Banff shuttles and limousines have been touting this as the highest point (wrongly) for years. This hill is about 37 km west of city limits (and 70 km east of Banff), and is the high point before the highway descends westbound into the Bow River valley lands of the Stoney First Nation. This hill rises 1240 (or 1244m by some) above sea level. There is a rest stop on the westbound side, where you can stop and take a picture of the sign, and the view from this point. Scott Lake Hill is correctly the highest point east of the Rockies