FIELD, pop 300, is a mountain-ringed community beside the Kicking Horse R on the TRANS-CANADA HWY, 16 km west of the Alberta border. Named for Cyrus Field, the American promoter of the trans-Atlantic telegraph cable, it began as a CPR construction camp in the 1880s and remained a railway centre for many years. In 1886 the CPR built Mount Stephen House, a rest stop that expanded in 1902 into a full hotel designed by Francis RATTENBURY; it later was operated by the YMCA before being demolished in...

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