Resplendent (railway point)

British Columbia. Railway point, former construction town
West end of Moose Lake
Earliest known reference to this name is 1911.
Topographical Map Showing Mount Robson and Mountains of the Continental Divide North of Yellowhead Pass. Detail of Moose Lake. 1912

Topographical Map Showing Mount Robson and Mountains of the Continental Divide North of Yellowhead Pass. Detail of Moose Lake. 1912
Victoria Library, University of Toronto

To be resplendent is to be shining, brilliant, splendid. The name derives from the multicolored rock outcroppings nearby. During railroad construction, the Grand Trunk Pacific had quite a town at Resplendent, or Mile 29, a little over a mile west of Red Pass.

Indicated on Arthur Wheeler’s “Topographical Map Showing Mount Robson and Mountains of the Continental Divide North of Yellowhead Pass,” 1912.

References:

  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860-1945]. “Topographical Map Showing Mount Robson and Mountains of the Continental Divide North of Yellowhead Pass to accompany the Report of the Alpine Club of Canada’s Expedition 1911. From Photographic Surveys by Arthur O. Wheeler; A.C.C. Director.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 4 (1912):8-81. Victoria Library, University of Toronto

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