Howse Pass

HOWSE PASS (el 1,524 m) is on the BC–Alberta border in the ROCKY MTS north of KICKING HORSE PASS. It is reached from the east via the headwaters of the Howse R and from the west by following the BLAEBERRY R to its source. Named after Joseph Howse, the HBC fur trader who crossed it in 1810, it was first used in 1807 by David THOMPSON on his expedition to establish KOOTENAE HOUSE on the COLUMBIA R. In the 1870s it was suggested as a possible route for the transcontinental railway, but Kicking...

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