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Canadian Rockies
Ringrose Peak, Lake O'Hara, British Columbia
Country Canada
Provinces British Columbia, Alberta
Highest point Mount Robson
 - coordinates 53°06′38″N 119°09′21″W / 53.11056, -119.15583
 - elevation 3,954 m (12,972 ft)

The Canadian Rockies comprise the Canadian segment of the North American Rocky Mountains range. The southern end in Alberta and British Columbia borders Idaho and Montana of the USA. The northern end is at the Liard Plain in British Columbia. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1704x2272, 1287 KB) Summary Ringrose Peak soars above a pond near Lake OHara, BC Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Canadian Rockies Metadata This file... Ringrose Peak is a mountain in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. ... Lake OHara is the name of a lake and alpine area in Yoho National Park, in the province of British Columbia, on the western side of the Great Divide with the province of Alberta and Banff National Park to the east. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour Without Sunset (diminishment)) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th - Total 944,735... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... Mount Robson (or Robson Peak) is the highest point in the Canadian Rockies. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Image File history File links Canadian_Rockies. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... For individual mountains named Rocky Mountain, see Rocky Mountain (disambiguation). ... For exotic financial options, see Mountain range (options). ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour Without Sunset (diminishment)) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th - Total 944,735... Official language(s) English [1] Capital Boise Largest city Boise Largest metro area Boise metropolitan area Area  Ranked 14th  - Total 83,642 sq mi (216,632 km²)  - Width 305 miles (491 km)  - Length 479 miles (771 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  Ranked 4th  - Total 147,165 sq mi (381,156 km²)  - Width 255 miles (410 km)  - Length 630 miles (1,015 km)  - % water 1  - Latitude 44°26N to 49°N  - Longitude 104°2W to 116°2W Population  Ranked... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour Without Sunset (diminishment)) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th - Total 944,735...


Contrary to popular misconception, the Rockies do not extend into the Yukon or Alaska, or into central British Columbia. North of the Liard River, the Mackenzie Mountains, which are not part of the Rockies, form a portion of the border between the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. The mountain ranges to the west of the Rocky Mountain Trench in southern British Columbia are called the Columbia Mountains and are not considered to be part of the Rockies. This article is about Yukon Territory in Canada. ... Official language(s) None[1] Spoken language(s) English 85. ... The Liard River is a river that flows through the Yukon Territory, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories, and in Canada. ... The Mackenzie Mountains are a mountain range forming part of the Yukon-North Territories boundary between the Liard and Peel rivers. ... For other geographical names that include Northwest, see Northwest. ... The Rocky Mountain Trench is a huge glacial valley stretching 1500 km (930m), running unbroken from the Flathead Lake area of Montana to the Liard River in far northern British Columbia. ... Location map of Columbia Mountains: dotted lines to left mark boundaries of Okanagan, Shuswap and Quesnel Highlands, dotted lines to lower right mark Salish and Cabinet Mountains. ...

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Geology

The Canadian Rockies are the easternmost part of the Canadian Cordillera, the collective name for the mountains of Western Canada. They form part of the American Cordillera, an essentially continuous sequence of mountain ranges that runs all the way from Alaska to the very tip of South America. The Cordillera in turn are the eastern part of the Pacific Ring of Fire that runs all the way around the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Cordillera is a top-level physiographic region of Canada. ... This article is about the region in Canada. ... The American cordillera consists of an essentially continuous sequence of mountain ranges that form the western backbone of both North America and South America. ... “The Ring of Fire” redirects here. ...


The Canadian Rockies are bounded on the east by the Canadian Prairies, on the west by the Rocky Mountain Trench , and on the north by the Liard River. The southern boundary is somewhat arbitrary since the mountain trend continues on into the United States, but could be considered to be Marias Pass in Montana, which separates them from the geologically different American Rockies. Americans sometimes refer to the mountains in Glacier National Park (U.S.) as the Northern Rockies, but they are really the southern end of the Canadian Rockies. Map of the Canadian Prairie provinces, which include boreal forests, taiga, and mountains as well as the prairies (proper). ... The Rocky Mountain Trench is a huge glacial valley stretching 1500 km (930m), running unbroken from the Flathead Lake area of Montana to the Liard River in far northern British Columbia. ... The Liard River is a river that flows through the Yukon Territory, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories, and in Canada. ... Marias Pass (elevation 5213 ft (1588m)) is a mountain pass in the vicinity of Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  Ranked 4th  - Total 147,165 sq mi (381,156 km²)  - Width 255 miles (410 km)  - Length 630 miles (1,015 km)  - % water 1  - Latitude 44°26N to 49°N  - Longitude 104°2W to 116°2W Population  Ranked... There is also a non-adjoining national park in Canada by the same name. ...


The Canadian Rockies are distinct from the American Rockies in that they are older mountains, they were primarily formed by overthrusting whereas the American Rockies were primarily formed by uplifting, and they are almost exclusively sedimentary rock, whereas the American Rockies are cored with granite. Their physical appearance is different because the Canadian Rockies have been been very heavily glaciated, resulting in sharply pointed mountains separated by wide, U-shaped valleys gouged by glaciers, whereas the American Rockies are more rounded with river-carved V-shaped valleys between them.


Parks

Five national parks are located within the Canadian Rockies, four of which interlock and make up the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage site. These four parks are Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho. The national park not included in the World Heritage Site is Waterton, which does not interlock with the others (it lies farther south, along the international boundary). The World Heritage site also includes three British Columbia provincial parks that adjoin the four national parks: Hamber, Mount Assiniboine and Mount Robson. Together, all these national and provincial parks were declared a single UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984[1] for the unique mountain landscapes found there, comprising peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons and limestone caves as well as fossils (e.g. the Burgess Shale, once a World Heritage Site in its own right, is now part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site). Numerous other provincial parks are located in the Canadian Rockies. The Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site is located in the Canadian Rockies. ... Moraine Lake, and the Valley of the Ten Peaks Banff National Park is Canadas oldest national park, established in 1885, in the Canadian Rockies. ... Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, spanning 10,878 km² (4200 mi²). It is located in the province of Alberta, to the north of Banff National Park and west of the city of Edmonton. ... Kootenay National Park is located in southeastern British Columbia, Canada covering 1,406 km² (543 mi²) in the Canadian Rockies and is part of a World Heritage Site. ... Natural Bridge Yoho National Park is located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains along the western slope of the Continental Divide in southeastern British Columbia. ... Waterton Lakes National Park is a national park located in the southwest corner of Alberta, Canada, and borders Glacier National Park in Montana, USA. Waterton was Canadas fourth national park, formed in 1895 and named after Waterton Lake. ... Hamber Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. ... Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. ... Reflections of mountains in Kinney Lake on the Berg Lake Trail, Mount Robson Provincial Park Mount Robson Provincial Park is the largest provincial park in the Canadian Rockies with an area of 2,249 km². The park is located entirely within British Columbia, bordering Jasper National Park in Alberta. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... This article is about the geological formation. ... Grand Canyon, Arizona Noravank Monastery complex and canyon in Armenia. ... For other uses, see Fossil (disambiguation). ... Hallucigenia sparsa, one of the organisms unique to the Burgess Shale. ...


Throughout the Rockies, and especially in the national parks, the Alpine Club of Canada maintains a series of alpine huts[2] for use by mountaineers and adventurers. The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) is Canadas national mountaineering organization. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Highest peaks

Mountain/Peak metres feet notes
Mount Robson 3,954 12,972 highest point in the Canadian Rockies
Mount Columbia 3,747 12,293 highest point in Alberta
North Twin Peak 3,684 12,087  
Mount Clemenceau 3,658 12,001  
Mount Alberta 3,619 11,873 Most difficult +11,000 climbing objective.
Mount Assiniboine 3,618 11,871  
Mount Forbes 3,612 11,850  
South Twin Peak 3,566 11,700  
Mount Temple 3,543 11,624 highest point near Lake Louise
Mount Bryce 3,507 11,506  
Mount Kitchener 3,505 11,500  
Mount Hungabee 3,492 11,456  
Mount Brazeau 3,470 11,385  
Mount Athabasca 3,491 11,453  
Snow Dome 3,456 11,339
Mount Andromeda 3,450 11,319  
Mount Joffre 3,449 11,316  
Mount Edith Cavell 3,363 11,033  

Mount Robson is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, but not the highest in British Columbia, since there are higher mountains in the Pacific Coast Ranges and Saint Elias Range. However, Mount Robson is particularly impressive because it stands out on the continental divide towering over Yellowhead Pass, one of the lowest passes in the Canadian Rockies, and is close to the Yellowhead Highway. Its base is only 985 m above sea level, meaning it has a total vertical relief of 2969 m or nearly 10,000 feet. In addition, it rises the 3 km to its summit in a distance of only 4 km from its base at Kinney Lake. Climbing Mount Robson is a challenge suitable for experienced and well-prepared mountaineers, and usually requires a week on the mountain. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 564 KB) Mt. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 564 KB) Mt. ... Mount Robson (or Robson Peak) is the highest point in the Canadian Rockies. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 692 KB) Summary Mt. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 692 KB) Summary Mt. ... Mount Columbia, from summit of Snow Dome, Columbia Icefields, Alberta, Canada Mount Columbia is the highest point in Alberta, Canada and the second highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. ... Mount Robson (or Robson Peak) is the highest point in the Canadian Rockies. ... Mount Columbia, from summit of Snow Dome, Columbia Icefields, Alberta, Canada Mount Columbia is the highest point in Alberta, Canada and the second highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... North Twin Peak is one of the two peaks that comprise the Twin Peaks massif located just northeast of the Columbia Icefield in Jasper National Park. ... Mount Clemenceau is the fourth highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies. ... Mount Alberta is a mountain located in the upper Athabasca River Valley of Jasper National Park. ... Mount Assiniboine, also known as Assiniboine Mountain, is a mountain located in eastern British Columbia, Canada. ... Mount Forbes is a peak in the Canadian Rockies located 18 km southwest of the Saskatchewan River Crossing in Banff National Park. ... South Twin Peak is one of the two peaks that comprise the Twin Peaks massif located just northeast of the Columbia Icefield in Jasper National Park. ... Mount Temple is a mountain in Banff National Park of the Canadian Rockies. ... Lake Louise is both an actual lake and a nearby hamlet located in the Canadian province of Alberta in Banff National Park. ... Mount Bryce is a mountain located at the western end of the Columbia Icefield in Jasper National Park. ... Mount Kitchener is located within the Columbia Icefield of Jasper National Park, which is part of the Canadian Rockies. ... Mount Hungabee is located on the boundaries of Banff National Park and Yoho National Park on the continental divide at the head of Paradise Valley. ... Mount Brazeau is a mountain located in the upper Coronet Creek Valley of Jasper National Park. ... Mount Athabasca is located in the Columbia Icefield of Jasper National Park. ... Snow Dome is a mountain located on the Continental Divide in the Columbia Icefield of Jasper National Park. ... Mount Andromeda, Columbia Icefields, Alberta, Canada Mount Andromeda is located within the Columbia Icefield on the boundary of Banff and Jasper national parks. ... Mount Joffre is a mountain located on the Continental Divide, in the extreme southern tip of Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. ... Mount Edith Cavell is located in the Athabasca River and Astoria River valleys of Jasper National Park. ... Mount Robson (or Robson Peak) is the highest point in the Canadian Rockies. ... The Pacific Coast Ranges are the series of mountain ranges that stretch along west coast of North America from Alaska to Mexico. ... The Saint Elias Mountains is a mountain range located in southeastern Alaska (United States) and southwestern Yukon (Canada). ... A continental divide is a line of elevated terrain which forms a border between two watersheds such that water falling on one side of the line eventually travels to one ocean or body of water, and water on the other side travels to another, generally on the opposite side of... Canadian National Railways GP9 climbing in the Yellowhead Pass The Yellowhead Pass (elevation 1110 m, lat. ... The Yellowhead Highway is a major east-west highway connecting the four western Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. ...


Mount Columbia is the second-highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, and is the highest mountain in Alberta. There is a non-technical route to the top involving only kicking steps in the snow, but the approach is across the Columbia Icefield and requires glacier travel and crevasse rescue knowledge. It is normally done in two days, with a night at high camp, but some strong skiers have done from the highway it in a day. On the other hand, many others have been stuck in their tents for days waiting for the weather to clear. From the same high camp as for Mount Columbia, it is possible to ascend a number of other high peaks in the area, including North Twin, South Twin, Kitchener, Stutfield and Snow Dome. Mount Columbia, from summit of Snow Dome, Columbia Icefields, Alberta, Canada Mount Columbia is the highest point in Alberta, Canada and the second highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. ... Athabasca Glacier, Columbia Icefield, Canadian Rockies. ...


Snow Dome is not an impressive peak by Rockies standards, but it has the distinction of being the hydrological apex of North America. Water flows off Snow Dome into three different watersheds, into the Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean, and Atlantic Ocean via Hudson Bay. It is the easiest and most popular ascent on the Columbia Icefield, a gentle ski to the top from Columbia high camp, but glacier travel is required. Snow Dome is a mountain located on the Continental Divide in the Columbia Icefield of Jasper National Park. ... Hudson Bay, Canada. ...


For scrambling up peaks of the Canadian Rockies, check out Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies. Note that of the mountains listed above, only Mount Temple has an established scrambling route. All other mountains (including other routes up Mount Temple), require more mountaineering skills and experience. Despite the fact that it is only a moderate scramble, even Mount Temple should not be attempted by novices. According to the Alpine Club of Canada, more people have died on Mount Temple than any other Canadian mountain, including seven youths in an unsupervised American school group in 1955.[3] The upper slopes are usually covered with snow and there is a glacier on top. Scramblers on Mount Temple should carry an ice axe and enough clothing to survive a freezing night on the mountain if a storm hits and prevents them from descending. Scrambling on Crib Goch, Snowdonia, Wales Scrambling is a method of ascending rocky faces and ridges. ... Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies is a book by Alan Kane describing scrambling routes of mountains in the Canadian Rockies. ... Mount Temple is a mountain in Banff National Park of the Canadian Rockies. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


For hikers and backpackers, The Canadian Rockies Trail Guide is the original and definitive reference guide book. Backpacking in the Grand Teton National Park, United States Backpacking (also tramping or trekking or bushwalking in some countries) combines hiking and camping in a single trip. ... The Canadian Rockies Trail Guide by Brian Patton and Bart Robinson, describes 233 hiking and backpacking trails in the Canadian Rockies, including in Banff National Park and Jasper National Park. ...


Contrary to popular misconception, the Canadian Rockies are not the highest mountain ranges in Canada. Both the Saint Elias Mountains (highest point in Canada Mount Logan at 5959 metres) and the Coast Mountains (highest point Mount Waddington at 4,016 metres) have higher summits. The Saint Elias Mountains is a mountain range located in southeastern Alaska (United States) and southwestern Yukon (Canada). ... For other uses, see Mount Logan (disambiguation). ... The Coast Mountains are the westernmost range of the Pacific Cordillera, running along the south western shore of the North American continent, extending south from the Alaska Panhandle and covering most of coastal British Columbia. ... Mount Waddington is the highest peak in the Coast Mountains range. ...


Mountain ranges

The Canadian Rockies are subdivided into numerous mountain ranges: Extent of the Canadian Rockies The Canadian Rockies are a segment of the North American Rocky Mountains found in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. ... For exotic financial options, see Mountain range (options). ...


The Ball Range is a mountain range on the Continental Divide between Vermilion Pass and Red Earth Pass in Kootenay National Park, Canada. ... The Bare Range (51º 30´ N, 115º 40´ W) is a mountain range of the Canadian Rockies, located south of the Red Deer River valley in Banff National Park, Canada. ... The Beaverfoot Range () is a mountain range of the Canadian Rockies, located in southeastern British Columbia. ... The Columbia River (French: fleuve Columbia) is a river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. ... -1... The Blue Range (50°50′ N 115°35′ W) is a mountain range of the Canadian Rockies, located on the Continental Divide in Banff National Park, Canada. ... The Bosche Range is a mountain range of the Canadian Rockies located northwest of highway 16 near the east border of Jasper National Park, Canada. ... The Clark Range ( to ) is a mountain range of the Canadian Rockies, crossing the Continental Divide between Alberta and British Columbia. ... The Colin Range is a mountain range of the Canadian Rockies located directly northeast of Jasper townsite in Jasper National Park, Canada. ... The De Smet Range is a mountain range of the Canadian Rockies located northwest of highway 16 and Jasper Lake in Jasper National Park, Canada. ... The Elk Range ( to ) is a mountain range of the Canadian Rockies, located on the southern edge of Kananaskis on the Alberta-British Columbia border. ... Kananaskis is an improvement district situated about 80 km west of Calgary, Alberta in the foothills and front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. ... The Fairholme Range is a mountain range east of the Bow River valley in the Canadian Rockies. ... The Bow River is a river in the Canadian province of Alberta. ... The Fiddle Range is a mountain range of the Canadian Rockies located south of highway 16 on the east border of Jasper National Park, Canada. ... High Rock Range is a mountain range of the Canadian Rockies in southwestern Alberta and southeastern British Columbia, Canada. ... The Jacques Range is a mountain range of the Canadian Rockies located south of highway 16 and Jasper Lake in Jasper National Park, Canada. ... The Kananaskis Range is a mountain range west of the Kananaskis River in the Canadian Rockies. ... Livingstone Range is the name of different mountain ranges: Livingstone Mountains - a mountain range in East Africa Livingstone Range (Canada) - a mountain range in the Canadian Rockies Category: ... The City of Fernie is located in the southeast corner of British Columbia, Canada, surrounded by the Canadian Rockies. ... Elk Valley is a valley in southeastern British Columbia that runs via the basin of the Elk River from the southeastern Alberta border to Mitchell BC, Sparwood, Hosmer, Fernie, Morrissey, and Cranbrook. ... The Maligne Range is a mountain range of the Canadian Rockies located directly southeast of Jasper townsite in Jasper National Park, Canada. ... The Massive Range is a mountain range of the Canadian Rockies, located in the southwestern area of the Bow River valley in Banff National Park, Canada. ... The Miette Range is a mountain range of the Canadian Rockies located south of highway 16 near the east border of Jasper National Park, Canada. ... The Misty Range is a mountain range of the Canadian Rockies located east of highway 40S within kananaskis, Canada. ... The Palliser Range () is a mountain range of the Canadian Rockies that lies in the extreme southeast corner of Banff National Park. ... The President Range (51º 30´ N, 116º 30´ W) is a mountain range of the Canadian Rockies, located in the northwestern section of Yoho National Park. ... The Queen Elizabeth Ranges is a group of mountain ranges in the Canadian Rockies on the southeastern side of Jasper National Park, Canada. ... The Rainbow Range is a small subrange of the Park Ranges subdivions of the Continental Ranges of the Rocky Mountains on the border between Alberta and British Columbia in Mount Robson Provincial Park. ... The Ram Range is a mountain range of the Canadian Rockies located in David Thompson Country, Canada. ... Elk Valley is a valley in southeastern British Columbia that runs via the basin of the Elk River from the southeastern Alberta border to Mitchell BC, Sparwood, Hosmer, Fernie, Morrissey, and Cranbrook. ... The Sawback Range is a mountain range of the Canadian Rockies that stretches from the Bow Valley in Alberta into southeastern Banff National Park. ... The Selwyn Range is a range of mountains in the Canadian Rockies in British Columbia. ... The Sir Winston Churchill Range is a mountain range located in Jasper National Park of Canada. ... The Slate Range is a mountain range of the Canadian Rockies, located in Banff National Park, Canada. ... The reflections of some of the Ten Peaks on Moraine Lake. ... The Vermilion Range () is a mountain range of the Canadian Rockies, in Banff National Park, Canada. ... The Victoria Cross Ranges ( to ) are a set of mountain ranges in the Canadian Rockies, located to the northwest of Jasper. ... The Waputik Range lies West of the upper Bow River Valley, East of Bath Creek, South of Balfour Creek in the Canadian Rockies. ...

The Rockies and The Canadian Pacific Railway

The Canadian Pacific Railway was founded to provide a link from the province of British Columbia to the eastern provinces. The main difficulty in providing such a link were the Rockies themselves: treacherous mountain passes, fast rivers and sheer drops made for a difficult railway construction process. The following articles describe in detail the political and technical feats involved: An eastbound CPR freight at Stoney Creek Bridge in Rogers Pass. ...

Unidentified engineers of the Canadian Pacific Railway Survey, 1872 The Canadian Pacific Survey or Canadian Pacific Railway Survey consisted of a large number of distinct geographical surveys conducted during the 1870s and 1880s designed to determine the ideal route of the Canadian Pacific Railway. ... “Big Hill” on the CPR, 1890. ... Field was created solely to accommodate the Canadian Pacific Railways need for additional locomotives to be added to trains about to tackle the Big Hill. ... Kicking Horse Pass is a mountain pass across the Continental Divide of the Canadian Rockies on the Alberta/British Columbia border, and lying within Yoho and Banff National Parks. ... CPR 5844 emerges from the lower spiral tunnel, passing under its own train, 1986. ...

References

  1. ^ UNESCO World Heritage listing
  2. ^ Alpine Club of Canada - alpine huts
  3. ^ Alpine Club of Canada - Alpine Accidents in Canada

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