Alberta. Locality and railway point
CNR E of Yellowhead Pass
52°53’3″ N 118°22’22” W — Map 083D16 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1951
Official in Canada
5 miles east of the Yellowhead Pass on the Canadian National Railway
Mile 13 in Albreda Subdivision (Jasper to Blue River as of 1977)
Station built 1914

The Geographic Board of the Department of the Interior published a Place-names of Alberta in 1928. They claimed that the Decoigne station on the Canadian National Railway at Yellowhead pass was named after François Decoigne, “yellow-haired trapper, after whom the Yellowhead pass is named.”

Bohi remarks under Decoigne, “x-Mt. Cavell, xx-Mt Geikie” (p. 69).


  • Bohi, Charles W., and Kozma, Leslie S. Canadian National’s Western Stations. Don Mills, Ontario: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2002
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