Goat River station

British Columbia. Railway Point
Canadian National Railway near junction of Fraser River and Goat River
53.5333 N 120.6 W — Map 93H/10 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1983
Official in BCCanada
118 miles west of the Yellowhead Pass on the Canadian National Railway
Mile 28 in Fraser Subdivision (McBride to Prince George as of 1977)
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway station built in 1914

The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway station at Mile 117 (west of the Yellowhead Pass) was initially named “Rooney,” after W. J. Rooney, superintendent of construction in charge of the GTP Telegraph Service. Sometime between 1918 and 1925 the station was renamed “Goat River.”

Bohi’s listing says the station name “Goat River” was preceded by the names “Rooney” and “Brundell.”

The post office at Goat River Station operated from 1923 to 1945.


  • Topping, William. A checklist of British Columbia post offices. Vancouver: published by the author, 7430 Angus Drive, 1983
  • Bohi, Charles W., and Kozma, Leslie S. Canadian National’s Western Stations. Don Mills, Ontario: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2002
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