Rider (railway point)

British Columbia. Railway Point
CNR, E of Goat River
53.4833 N 120.5333 W — Map 93H/7 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1930
Official in BCCanada
111 miles west of the Yellowhead Pass on the Canadian National Railway
Mile 22 in Fraser Subdivision (McBride to Prince George as of 1977)
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway station built in 1914 (formerly Knole)

Named after Henry Rider Haggard [1856–1925], a popular novelist who, in July 1916, travelled from Vancouver to Edmonton along this line, which the mountain overlooks.

It is not clear why Haggard’s name would have been used, nor is it clear whether the GTP station here (Mile 111, known as Knole until 1916, then renamed Rider) was named in association with the mountain, or vice versa.


  • Bohi, Charles W., and Kozma, Leslie S. Canadian National’s Western Stations. Don Mills, Ontario: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2002
  • British Columbia Geographical Names. Rider

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