British Columbia. Village
On Canadian National Railway, S of Swift Creek (railway point)
52.8294 N 119.28 W — Map 083D14 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1963
Official in BCCanada
56 miles west of the Yellowhead Pass on the Canadian National Railway
Mile 74 in Albreda Subdivision (Jasper to Blue River as of 1977)
Canadian Northern Railway station built in 1915
This village appears on:
Pre-emptor’s map Tête Jaune 3H 1931
Valemount Type “C” CNR station.

Valemount Type “C” CNR station.
Bohi, Canadian National’s Western Depots, p. 42

A valley in the mountains — that is how Canadian National Railroad officials saw the village when the former Canadian Northern Railway station house was moved from Swift Creek, a mile west, in 1927. Alexander Kushnir, the section foreman, was asked by the railroad to poll the local citizens concerning a name for the new location. The railroad suggested “Valemount” as an alternative to the suggestion of “Burgoyne,” commemorating Jim Burgoyne who had worked in the area for many years.

The Swift Creek post office was changed to Valemount in 1928.


  • Bohi, Charles W. Canadian National’s Western Depots. The Country Stations in Western Canada. Railfare Enterprises, 1977
  • Topping, William. A checklist of British Columbia post offices. Vancouver: published by the author, 7430 Angus Drive, 1983
  • Jasper-Yellowhead Historical Society. Jasper, Alberta: Jasper-Yellowhead Historical Society. Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives . Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives
  • Wikipedia. Valemount

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