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CN redirects here, as its the most common usage of the abbreviation in Canada; for more uses, see CN (disambiguation). Canadian National Railway logo or herald (used post-1960) Canadian National Railways logo or herald (used pre_1960) Network Map of Canadian National Railway The Canadian National Railway Company (NYSE... Canadian National Railways GP9 climbing in the Yellowhead Pass

The Yellowhead Pass (elevation 1110 This article is about the unit of length. For other uses of metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation). The metre is the basic unit of length in the International System of Units. It is defined as the length of the path traveled by light in an absolute vacuum during a... m, Latitude, denoted φ, gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the Equator. A regions latitude has a great effect on its climate and weather. Latitude is an angular measurement ranging from 0° at the Equator to 90° at the poles. Other latitudes of particular... lat. 52°53'33" Map of Earth showing curved lines of longitude Longitude, sometimes denoted λ, describes the location of a place on Earth east or west of a north-south line called the Prime Meridian. Longitude is given as an angular measurement ranging from 0° at the Prime Meridian to +180° eastward and... long. N 118°27'50" W) is a In a mountain range, a pass (also gap, notch, col, saddle, or bealach) is a lower point that allows easier access through the range. On the route through the range, it is the highest point on the route. Since many of the worlds mountain ranges have always presented formidable... mountain pass across the The Continental Divide as it passes through Yellowstone National Park (7988/2436m) The Continental Divide or Great Divide is a ridge of mountains in North America, which separates the watershed area of streams and rivers that flow west into the Pacific Ocean from those that flow east into the Arctic... continental divide of the Wilcox Pass 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. Contrary to popular misconception, the Rockies do not... Canadian Rockies. It is located on the border between the Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. The major difference between a Canadian province and a Canadian territory is that a province is a creation of the Constitution Act, while a territory is created by federal law. Thus, the federal government has more direct control over the territories, while... Canadian provinces of Motto: Fortis et Liber (Strong and free) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Area 661,848 km² (6th)  - Land 642,317 km²  - Water 19,531 km² (2.95%) Population ( 2004)  - Population 3... Alberta and Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Splendour without diminishment) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell ( BC Liberal) Area 944,735 km² (5th)  - Land 925,186 km²  - Water 19,549 km² (2.1%) Population ( 2004)  - Population... British Columbia, and lies within Maligne River near Jasper. Sunwapta Falls Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It is located in the province of Alberta and covers 10,878 square kilometres. The park includes the glaciers of the Columbia Icefield, hot springs, lakes, waterfalls and, of course, mountains... Jasper National Park and 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. The... Mount Robson Provincial Park. Because of its modest elevation and gradual approaches the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway logo or herald The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTPR) was a historical Canadian railway. A wholly-owned subsidiary of the Grand Trunk Railway (GTR), the GTPR was constructed by GTR using loans provided by the Government of Canada. The company was formed in 1903 with a... Grand Trunk Pacific and Canadian Northern Railways both built their mainlines through the pass circa 1910 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). Events January-April January - In Greece, the Military League forces parliament and the king to summon National Assembly to revise Constitution. January 15- In the United Kingdom, General Election held in response to House of Lords rejection of... 1910- 1913 is a common year starting on Wednesday. (click on link for calendar) Events January-March January 30 - House of Lords rejects Irish Home Rule Bill February 1 - New York Citys Grand Central Terminal opens as the worlds largest train station. February 3 - The 16th Amendment to the... 1913. It had been previously recommended by Sir is an honorary title. It was once used (without the persons name) as a courtesy title among equals, but is now usually reserved for one of superior rank or stature (e.g. a teacher, a monarch or military officer); as a form of address from a merchant to... Sir Sir Sandford Fleming Sir Sandford Fleming (January 7, 1827 - July 22, 1915) was a prolific Canadian engineer and inventor, known for the introduction of Universal Standard Time, Canadas first postage stamp, a huge body of surveying and map making, engineering much of the Intercolonial Railway and the Canadian Pacific... Sanford Fleming as a potential pass across the Rocky Mountain National Park (photo courtesy of NPS) View of Colorado Rockies. The aspens are turning their fall colors. The Rocky Mountains, often called the Rockies, are a broad mountain range in western North America. The Rocky Mountains stretch more than 3000 miles (4800 km) from Mexico, through the continental... Rocky Mountains for the earlier The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR; AAR reporting marks CP, CPAA, CPI), known as CP Rail between 1968 and 1996, is a Canadian Class I railway operated by Canadian Pacific Railway Limited. Its rail network stretches from Vancouver to Montreal, and also serves major cities in the United States, such as... Canadian Pacific Railway. This proposal was rejected, largely for political considerations, in favour of a more direct and southerly route through the more difficult The Kicking Horse Pass (elevation 1627 m) is a mountain pass across the continental divide of the Canadian Rockies near the border between Alberta and British Columbia, and lying within Yoho and Banff National Parks. CPR freight in Yoho National Park climbing towards the Kicking Horse Pass The pass is... Kicking Horse Pass. It is believed that the pass is named for Pierre Bostonais (nicknamed "Tete Jaune", French for "Yellow head"), a Métis trapper employed as a guide by the The Hudsons Bay Company building in Montreal The Hudsons Bay Company (HBC) is the oldest corporation in Canada and is one of the oldest in the world still in existence. From its longtime headquarters at York Factory on Hudson Bay it controlled the fur trade throughout much of... Hudson's Bay Company. Bostonais led one of the first HBC expeditions to the interior of B.C. through the pass in 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). Events January 1 - Constitutionalist military insurrection at Cádiz leads to summoning of Spanish parliament ( March 7) and restoration of 1812 Constitution ( March 8) by king Ferdinand VII. January 28 - Russian expedition lead by Fabian Gottlieb von... 1820. Although the Grand Trunk Pacific and Canadian Northern Railways are both now defunct, the successor CN redirects here, as its the most common usage of the abbreviation in Canada; for more uses, see CN (disambiguation). Canadian National Railway logo or herald (used post-1960) Canadian National Railways logo or herald (used pre_1960) Network Map of Canadian National Railway The Canadian National Railway Company (NYSE... Canadian National Railway still runs its mainline here. The pass is now also traversed by the The Yellowhead Highway is a major east-west highway connecting the four western Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Although part of the Trans-Canada Highway system, the highway should not be confused with the more southerly Trans-Canada Highway proper, although in the 1980s the green... Yellowhead Highway.


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Yellowhead Pass (172 words)
Yellowhead Pass, elev 1133 m, crosses the continental divide between Alberta and BC, 25 km W of JASPER.
The Miette R flows E from the pass to meet the Athabasca R at Jasper.
Yellowhead Pass was first called Leather Pass, because the HBC obtained moose and caribou hides through the pass 1826-28; it was supposedly later named for a blond Iroquois trapper, Pierre Bostonais, nicknamed "Tête Jaune," who hunted and trapped in the area.
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