Red Pass

British Columbia. Pass
N of Red Pass station, NE of Selwyn
53°02’00” N 119°00’00” W — Map 83E/2 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1911 (Wheeler).
Name officially adopted in 1951. Official in BCCanada

Looking at this pass from the Moose River valley in 1911, Arthur Wheeler wrote, “On the Fraser Valley side brilliant red rocks are seen near its crest, and for this reason it has been christened the Red Pass. Later, it was examined from the Fraser side, and there seems to be no reason why a good pony trail cannot be built over it to give access to Resplendent Valley in one day from the railway.” That pony trail was never built.

This name appears on Arthur Wheeler’s 1912 topographical map of the Mount Robson region.

References:

  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860-1945 ]. “The mountains of the Yellowhead Pass.” Alpine Journal, Vol. 26, No.198 (1912):382

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