Eagle Pass (British Columbia)


The Eagle Pass (German "Eagle Pass" ) is a 550 meter high mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains in Canada. He leads on 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). He was discovered in 1865 by the civil engineer and surveyor Walter Moberly, when he was still pristine British Columbia charted the. The nearest town is Revelstoke eleven kilometers east of the pass.

The pass was selected as a transition for the transcontinental railroad line of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The route over the pass was the last section, which was completed. In the nearby village of Craigellachie was the symbolic "last nail " set on November 7, 1885. In 1962, here the opening of the Trans-Canada Highway.

  • Pass in Canada
  • Mountain pass
  • Pass in the Rocky Mountains
  • Geography (British Columbia)
  • Columbia - Shuswap Regional District