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Eagle Pass (British Columbia)

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Elevation  550 m
Province  British Columbia
Eagle Pass (British Columbia) wwwshuswaptrailscomimagestrailsgal28image77jpg
Location  British Columbia, Canada
Range  Monashee Mountains, Rocky Mountains
Traversed by  Canadian Pacific Railway, British Columbia Highway 1
Similar  Three Valley Gap, Rocky Mountains, Rogers Pass, Revelstoke Dam, Mount Odin

Eagle Pass (elevation 550 metres or 1,804 feet) is a mountain pass through the Gold Range of the Monashee Mountains in British Columbia, Canada. It divides the Columbia River drainage basin from that of the Fraser River (via the Shuswap Lakes and the Thompson River).

Map of Eagle Pass, Columbia-Shuswap E, BC, Canada

Eagle Pass was chosen as the route of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), and later the Trans-Canada Highway, over the Monashees; westbound traffic is continually downhill from here to the Pacific coast. The line over the Eagle Pass was the last section of the CPR to be completed; the last spike was driven at a location known as Craigellachie in 1885.

The pass was discovered by Walter Moberly in his role as Assistant Surveyor General of British Columbia in 1865.

The nearest city to Eagle Pass is Revelstoke, 20 kilometres to the east.

References

Eagle Pass (British Columbia) Wikipedia


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