Eagle Pass (British Columbia)

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Eagle Pass
Compass direction west east
Pass height 550  m
province British Columbia (Canada)
Watershed Thompson RiverFraser River Columbia River
Valley locations Craigellachie , Sicamous Revelstoke
expansion Trans-Canada Highway , Canadian Pacific Railway
Mountains Monashee Mountains
Ø pitch   0.6% (70 m / 11 km)
Eagle Pass (British Columbia) (British Columbia)
Eagle Pass (British Columbia)
Coordinates 50 ° 57 '59 "  N , 118 ° 22' 8"  W Coordinates: 50 ° 57 '59 "  N , 118 ° 22' 8"  W.



The Eagle Pass ( dt. "Eagle Pass") is a 550 meter high mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains in Canada . It runs over the Gold Range in the Monashee Mountains of British Columbia . It forms the watershed between the Columbia River and the Fraser River (including the Thompson River ). It was discovered in 1865 by the civil engineer and surveyor Walter Moberly while mapping the still pristine British Columbia. The nearest town is Revelstoke , seven miles east of the pass.

The pass was a transition for the transcontinental railway line of the Canadian Pacific Railway selected. The stretch over the pass was the last section to be completed. At the nearby town of Craigellachie , the symbolic “last nail” was set on November 7, 1885. In 1962 the Trans-Canada Highway was opened here .