Shere (railway point)

British Columbia. Railway point
CNR, between Small and Spittle creeks
53.0333 N 119.5833 W — Map 83E/4 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1911 (GTP map)
Name officially adopted in 1983
Official in BCCanada
56 miles west of the Yellowhead Pass on the Canadian National Railway
Mile 30 in Tete Jaune Subdivision (Red Pass to McBride as of 1977)
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway station built in 1913

The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway station at Shere (Mile 56) was named for a construction engineer.

The name is plotted on the Provincial Pre-emptor’s map of 1919.

The Shere post office was open from 1923 to 1944 with J. A. McDougall (b. 1894) as postmaster. Less than ten examples of the cancellation mark are known in collections.


  • Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. Main Line Between Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Prince George. Table 5 — Tête Jaune to Prince George. 1914
  • Robson Valley Courier. Weekly newspaper published by Pyramid Press of Jasper from 1968–88 (1968–1988).
  • Topping, William. A checklist of British Columbia post offices. Vancouver: published by the author, 7430 Angus Drive, 1983
  • CN (Canadian National Railway). Transportation planning branch, Edmonton, and historical office, Montréal. 2000
  • Bohi, Charles W., and Kozma, Leslie S. Canadian National’s Western Stations. Don Mills, Ontario: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2002

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