Interprovincial Boundary Commission

Commission appointed to delimit the boundary between the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia

Of late years the influx of settlement into the Province of British Columbia and the rapid development of its vast natural resources have brought to the front the necessity for the delimitation of the boundary-line between this Province and the Province of Alberta.

The instructions received from the Surveyor-General of Dominion Lands set forth the following premises: …

(5) The portions of the boundary requiring first attention are: (a) The Crowsnest Pass, owing to the proximity of mining properties; (b) the Vermillion Pass, owing to the construction of the motor-road from Banff to Windermere; (c) the Howse Pass, owing to the proximity of timber claims; (d) the Kicking Horse Pass, Simpson Pass, and White man Pass, owing to their lying within or adjacent to populated areas; (e) the Athabasca Pass, which may possibly become a railway route; (f) the South Kootenay, the North Kootenay, North Fork, and Kananaskis Passes; (g) the Moose Pass, which may become of importance as a feasible route to the north via the Smoky River; and (h) the Robson Pass, which is part of the boundary of Mount Robson Park and is one of the most striking scenic centres of the mountain regions.

— Wheeler, 1913

References:

  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945]. Boundary survey between the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. Victoria: Government of British Columbia, 1913
  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945]. Boundary survey between the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. Victoria: Government of British Columbia, 1914
  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945]. Boundary survey between the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. Victoria: Government of British Columbia, 1915
  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945]. Survey of the boundary between the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Victoria: Government of British Columbia, 1916
  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945]. Survey of the boundary between the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.. Victoria: Government of British Columbia, 1917
  • Cautley, Richard William [1873–1953], and Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945]. Report of the Commission Appointed to Delimit the Boundary between the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Part I: From 1913 to 1916. Ottawa: Office of the Surveyor General, 1917. Internet Archive
  • McCaw, R. D. “Report of the Alberta and British Columbia Boundary Survey, Part I., 1913 to 1916 [review].” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 10 (1919):77-79. Alpine Club of Canada
  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945], and Cautley, Richard William [1873–1953]. Report of the Commission appointed to delimit the boundary between the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Part II. 1917 to 1921. From Kicking Horse Pass to Yellowhead Pass.. Ottawa: Office of the Surveyor General, 1924. Whyte Museum
  • Interprovincial Boundary Commission. Boundary between Alberta and British Columbia. Index Sheet 3. Ottawa: Office of the Surveyor General, 1924. Internet Archive
  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945], and Cautley, Richard William [1873–1953]. Report of the Commission Appointed to Delimit the Boundary between the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia – Part III – from 1918 to 1924. Ottawa: Office of the Surveyor General, 1925

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