Caledonian Valley

Alberta-BC boundary. Former name: Mackenzie River drainage
Valley of the Miette River and upper Fraser River through Yellowhead Pass
Not currently an official name.
This former name appears on:
McEvoy’s map Yellowhead Pass 1900 [as “Caledonia Valley”]

The valley of the Miette and upper Fraser rivers was formerly so called because it was traversed by the Hudson’s Bay Company’s trail to New Caledonia (present British Columbia between latitudes 51° 30′, and 57° 00′); name now obsolete.


  • Canadian Board on Geographical Names. Place-names of Alberta. Published for the Geographic Board by the Department of the Interior. Ottawa: Department of the Interior, 1928. Hathi Trust
  • Smyth, David. “Jasper National Park: some fur trade place names of the Yellowhead Pass.” Canoma, Vol. 11, No. 1 (1985):33-37. Natural Resources Canada

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