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Eagle Pass

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Wagon road at the summit of Eagle Pass, circa 1885.
For the city by the same name in Texas, see Eagle Pass, Texas


Eagle Pass (elevation 550 m (1,804 ft) is a mountain pass through the Gold Range of the Monashee Mountains in British Columbia, Canada. It divides the Columbia River drainage basin with that of the Fraser River (via the Shuswap Lakes and the Thompson River).

The Eagle Pass was chosen as the route of both the Canadian Pacific Railway and later the Trans-Canada Highway over the Monashees; westbound traffic is continually downhill from here to the Pacific coast. The line over the Eagle Pass was the last section of the CPR to be completed -- the last spike was driven at a location known as Craigellachie in 1885.

The pass was discovered by Walter Moberly in his role as Assistant Surveyor General of British Columbia in 1865.

The nearest city to Eagle Pass is Revelstoke, 11 km to the east.de:Eagle Pass

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