Crowsnest Pass

CROWSNEST PASS (el 1,357 m), on the BC–Alberta border 40 km north of US, is the southernmost of the ROCKY MT railway passes. The KTUNAXA (Kutenai) used it to reach the plains to hunt buffalo, though the name derives from a story about a group of Crow warriors who were attacked and killed in their camp, or "nest," by pursuing Blackfoot. In 1873 Michael PHILLIPPS, a prospector and trader, became the first white person to cross the pass. The CPR built a line through the pass between 1897 and...

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