Mile 29

British Columbia. Railway point
About a mile west of Red Pass
Not currently an official name.
Police Barracks at Mile 29. Alan K. Bourchier, 1911 (Item 2009.5.3.48)

Police Barracks at Mile 29. Alan K. Bourchier, 1911 (Item 2009.5.3.48)
Northern British Columbia Archives

I left Vancouver on May 20th [1912], with a party of twelve men to survey land within the reserve on the south fork of the Fraser River, about fifty miles below Tête Jaune Cache. There are three different routes to get into this country, probably the most expeditious one being via Edmonton — the way we went. Taking from Edmonton, by special permission of the Railway Commission, we travelled over the Grand Trunk Pacific as far as the end of steel, which at that time was Resplendent, twenty-nine miles west of the British Columbia-Alberta boundary. Owing to the fact that the Grand Trunk has not been opened for traffic farther west than Hinton, 185 miles west of Edmonton, it was necessary to get this special permission before we were allowed to travel the remaining ninety-eight miles to the end of steel.

— A. P. Augustine

Mile Zero on the British Columbia section of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway was at Yellowhead Pass.

The South Fork of the Fraser River is the main branch of the river, the North Fork is now known as the McGregor River.

References:

  • Augustine, A. P. “Report on surveys on the South Fork of Fraser River.” Report of the Minister of Lands for the Province of British Columbia for the year ending 31st December 1912, (1913)

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