Yellowhead Pass


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Yellowhead Pass,

3,711 ft (1,131 m) high, in the Rocky Mts., on the boundary between Alta. and British Columbia, Canada, and W of Jasper, Alta. It is used by the Canadian National Railway.
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By the beginning of 1879, Chief Engineer Sanford Fleming had determined that the route should terminate at Vancouver and arrive via the "Fertile Belt" on the north edge of the prairies, the Yellowhead Pass and the Fraser Canyon.
In January 1875, Jarvis led a survey team in a horrific winter expedition to survey the Smoky River Pass north of the Yellowhead Pass as a possible route for the CPR line.
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Before I knew it, we had traversed Yellowhead Pass, one of the lowest in the Continental Divide, yet, at 3,718 feet, the highest point the train crosses.
Late in the autumn of that year, a group of four miners from the Cariboo area of the British Columbia interior, hearing reports of gold at Edmonton, ascended the Fraser River, and by way of Yellowhead Pass and Jasper House, arrived at the fort.
For the last five years, he has provided support in Parks Canada's Winnipeg office to national historic sites from York Factory to the Yellowhead Pass. He lives in Winnipeg with his wife, son, cat, and an alarming number of books.
From there they had the choice of crossing the Rockies at the head of the Athabasca River at Yellowhead Pass, or at the headwaters of the Bow at White Man's Pass.
The Carleton Trail, already in use for decades, followed the Saskatchewan River to Edmonton, and from there the Rockies were to be breached at the Yellowhead Pass.
"From Kicking Horse Pass to Yellowhead Pass." Ottawa: Kings Printer, 1924, 95.
They crossed the height of land, or the Continental Divide, at Yellowhead Pass at noon on 18 August.
Surveying, locating, traversing, and mapping the passes through the Rocky Mountains, from the Yellowhead pass, 600 kms south to the 49th parallel turned out to be a demanding task and resulted in the expeditions most significant geographical contribution.
But all the grandiose plans to penetrate the Yukon and extend through the Yellowhead Pass came to naught.