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Kicking Horse,

river of SE British Columbia, Canada, rising in the Rocky Mts., and flowing SW and NW to Golden, where it enters the Columbia River. Its course is rapid, with several high falls. Kicking Horse Pass, 5,339 ft (1,627 m) high, NW of Lake Louise, in Banff National Park, connects the Bow River with the Kicking Horse and is one of the principal rail and highway passes over the Continental Divide.
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David Karn, a spokesperson for the British Columbia environment ministry, said 30 to 40 rail cars loaded with grain derailed, and the locomotive dropped into the Kicking Horse River.Canadian Pacific said in a statement there was no threat to public safety and no dangerous goods were spilt in the crash.
Then it was back en route into Glacier National Park and across Stoney Creek Bridge before crossing Kicking Horse River seven times.
During his first mountain visit in the summer of 1858, Hector went up the Bow River valley, crossed over the Vermillion Pass and returned, travelling eastward up the now famous Kicking Horse river valley and over the pass.
Hector retained all of his major New Zealand posts until his retirement in 1903.4 That year Canadian Pacific Railway president Thomas Shaughnessey invited him to return to Canada to identify where he had been kicked by a horse two hours ride upstream from Wapta Falls, on the Kicking Horse River west of Field.
Despite the commonplace name for the Kicking Horse River and Pass, it remains the most recognizable and frequently traversed Canadian geographical feature that was named by Hector.
Sink into an Adirondack chair and watch the sun light up Cathedral Mountain as the glacier-fed Kicking Horse River rushes by.
The starving party reached the junction with a stream soon to be named the Kicking Horse River, turning eastward up the river early on August 29, 1858.