Mount Rundle is THE icon mountain near the town of Banff in Banff National Park, Alberta. You’ve probably seen it featured in countless books, calendars, and on countless postcards.
The mountain was named in honour of Reverend Robert Terrill Rundle (1811-1896) by the geographer John Palliser. Reverend Rundle was the first missionary to visit this part of the Bow Valley and when John Palliser visited the Banff area a decade later (in 1858). Palliser was so impressed that even after 10 years; Reverend Rundle’s influence on the Blackfoot People in the area was still evident.