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Welcome to Yellowhead Pass - Lucerne, British Columbia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 52° 52.926 W 118° 27.078
11U E 402340 N 5860141
Quick Description: Welcome to Yellowhead Pass National Historic Site sign of history is on Hwy. 16/Yellowhead Hwy. in the Portal Lake Rest Area. It is about 200 meters west of the British Columbia and Alberta border.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 9/11/2019 6:04:30 AM
Waymark Code: WM119D3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:

Welcome to Yellowhead Pass National Historic Site

For centuries, Yellowhead Pass has been a travel route connecting people, places and wildlife. Human use of the pass spans from its early days as a passage for Aboriginal trade and travel, to its current use as a major corridor for tourism, commerce and telecommunications.

This low pass is also important to a variety of plants, insects, birds and wildlife. Jasper National Park and Mount Robson Provincial Park, part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site, are committed to protecting the ecological values and cultural resources of this special place as well as providing visitors with opportunities to experience all that it has to offer.

“DESCRIPTION OF HISTORIC PLACE

The Yellowhead Pass National Historic Site of Canada is a historic travel corridor through the Rocky Mountains from Alberta to British Columbia. The pass is located in Jasper National Park of Canada at its eastern end and in Mount Robson Provincial Park at its western end. It is one of the lowest elevation passes across the Great Divide in the Northern Rockies. The official recognition refers to the cultural landscape of the pass and historic resources associated with the former railway roadbeds of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company and Canadian Northern Railway Company.”
Source: Historic Places

Group that erected the marker: Parks Canada

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Yellowhead Highway
Lucerne, British Columbia Canada


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