Answer: Castle Mountain
There’s a good chance you’ve seen a depiction of this distinctive mountain gracing the wall of your local art gallery! One of the many painted peaks in the Canadian Rockies, Castle Mountain has inspired countless artists over the years to pick up their brushes to capture its distinctive silhouette. Resembling a medieval castle, the mountain’s craggy “towers” and “buttresses” are the result of longtime erosion, wearing away the mountain’s various layers of dolomite, shale and limestone. Traveling by train affords different viewpoints of mountains that you may never see by car, and so you’ll get a spectacular view of Castle Mountain along Rocky Mountaineer’s “First Passage to the West” route, shortly before pulling into (or out of!) the station in Banff. While riding Rocky Mountaineer, keep an eye out for mile marker 99—it’s your cue to make your way down to the outdoor viewing platform to take a snapshot of this picture-perfect peak.