Gateway to a Community and a Park

Gateway to a Community and a Park (HM21V1)

Location: Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0 Division No. 15
Country: Canada
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N 52° 52.569', W 118° 4.787'

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Strolling down the aisle, a conductor announces your destination. With steely squeals and a pish-sh-sh-sh of pent up steam, the locomotive glides to a halt. Descending the coach's stairs you step through the mist and arrive at Jasper Station.Beginning in 1912, and for the next 50 years, passenger trains were the mode of transportation bringing visitors to this doorstep. With the town's main arteries radiating from this central location, Jasper Station represents the heart of the community, and the Park.Now federally recognized and renamed, the Jasper Heritage Railway Station has greeted thousands of faces since opening its doors in 1925. Today it welcomes train and bus passengers alike, as well as housing Parks Canada offices. Serving as the park's administrative centre and as a transportation terminal, this building symbolizes why this community was established.Welcome to Jasper.
HM NumberHM21V1
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Date Added Sunday, September 24th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11U E 427329 N 5859039
Decimal Degrees52.87615000, -118.07978333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 52° 52.569', W 118° 4.787'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds52° 52' 34.14" N, 118° 4' 47.22" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 607-609 AB-16A, Jasper Alberta T0E 1E0, CA
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