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Kicking Horse Pass: general information

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Kicking Horse Pass

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  • Type of destination: National Historic Site
  • Location of destination: Canada - British Columbia
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While driving the Trans-Canada Highway through Yoho and Banff National Parks, you will pass the Continental Divide of the Canadian Rockies on the Alberta/British Columbia border. On this point you have reached the Kicking Horse Pass, a high mountain pass lying at an elevation of 1,627 m (5,338 feet) and also the highest point on the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR).
Because of the steep grade of 4.5%, this point was at a time a real challenge for the CPR to overcome. Finaly in 1909 the Spiral Tunnels were t...
While driving the Trans-Canada Highway through Yoho and Banff National Parks, you will pass the Continental Divide of the Canadian Rockies on the Alberta/British Columbia border. On this point you have reached the Kicking Horse Pass, a high mountain pass lying at an elevation of 1,627 m (5,338 feet) and also the highest point on the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR).
Because of the steep grade of 4.5%, this point was at a time a real challenge for the CPR to overcome. Finaly in 1909 the Spiral Tunnels were the answer. The Tunnels reduced the grade to 2,2%. Today you can still view trains as they loop through the pass at the viewpoint along the highway.
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While driving the Trans-Canada Highway through Yoho and Banff National Parks, you will pass the Continental Divide of the Canadian Rockies on the Alberta/British Columbia border. On this point you have reached the Kicking Horse Pass, a high mountain pass lying at an elevation of 1,627 m (5,338 feet) and also the highest point on the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR).
Because of the steep grade of 4.5%, this point was at a time a real challenge for the CPR to overcome. Finaly in 1909 the Spiral Tunnels were t...

Kicking Horse Pass: nearby sleeping facilities

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Mt. Burgess Guesthouse
Bear Corner Adventures Bed & Bale
Cedar Springs B&B
The Bugling Elk Guesthouse
Heather Mountain Lodge
Brookside Motel
The Crossing Resort
Misty River Lodge
Kootenay Park Lodge
Gateway Motel
The Chalet Europe
Baker Creek Chalets
The Old Church Guesthouse
Parkside Place Guest House
Van Horne Guesthouse
Quantum Leaps Lodge
Canadian Rockies Inn
Hillside Lodging
Cathedral Mountain Lodge
Gables Motel

Kicking Horse Pass: nearby destinations

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