Kicking Horse Pass

Kicking Horse Pass (HM1EZJ)

Location: Field, AB V0A 1G0 La Région-Sherbrookoise
Country: Canada
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N 51° 27.209', W 116° 17.197'

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Le Col du Cheval-Qui-Rue

First recorded in the report of the Palliser expedition of 1857-60, this pass takes its name from an incident in which Dr. James Hector, surgeon in the expedition, was kicked by his horse while exploring in this vicinity. The pass was virtually unused until after 1881 when the Canadian Pacific Railway decided to adopt it as their new route through the Rockies, foregoing the earlier preference for the more northerly Yellowhead Pass. This decision altered the location of the line across western Canada and dramatically affected the development of the West.

Le Col du Cheval-Qui-Rue

Enregistr? pour le premi?re fois dans le rapport de l'exp?dition Palliser, le col doit son nom ? la ruade que James Hector, chirurgien de l'exp?dition, re?ut pendant qu'il explorait la r?gion avoisinante. Le passage fut peu fr?quent? jusqu'en 1881, date ? laquelle le Canadien Pacifique l'adopta pour sa route ? travers les Rocheuses, de preference au col de la T?te-Jaune plus au nord at d'abord choisi. Cette d?cision a change le trace du chemin de fers dans l'ouest et, par cons?quent, a grandement marqu? le d?veloppement de la r?gion.
Year Placed1980
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 5:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11U E 549567 N 5700497
Decimal Degrees51.45348333, -116.28661667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 27.209', W 116° 17.197'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 27' 12.54" N, 116° 17' 11.82" W
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Area Code(s)731
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2185 Trans-Canada Hwy, Field AB V0A 1G0, CA
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