Athabaska Pass

Athabaska Pass
   Discovered by David Thompson of the North West Company, in January, 1811. The pass was used thereafter by the traders as a route from the Athabaska to the Columbia.
   Index: D Discovered by David Thompson, 58.

The makers of Canada. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Yellowhead Pass —    Through the Rocky Mountains. Elevation, 3733 feet above sea level. The summit of the pass is eighteen miles in a straight line from the Athabaska River. Yellowhead Lake, a little west of the summit, discharges its waters into the Fraser River …   The makers of Canada

  • Thompson, David —    1) (1770 1857)    Born in the parish of St. John s, Westminster, England. Educated at the Gray Coat School; and entered the service of the Hudson s Bay Company, 1784. The first of his voluminous journals opens at Fort Churchill in that year.… …   The makers of Canada

  • Steamboats of the Peace River — The Peace River was navigable by boat from the Rocky Mountain Falls at Hudson s Hope to Fort Vermilion, where there was another set of rapids, then via the lower Peace from Vermilion to Lake Athabaska. The Peace is part of the larger river… …   Wikipedia

  • Athabasca — is an anglicized version of the Cree name for Lake Athabasca in Canada, āthap āsk ā w /a:θapa:ska:w/ “grass or reeds here and there”.Related to the lake are several other geographical and administrative features called Athabasca. Most places… …   Wikipedia

  • Athabasca River — Infobox River river name = Athabasca River caption = Athabasca River watershed in western Canada origin = Columbia Icefield coord|52|10|04|N|117|25|50|W|scale:30000 mouth = Lake Athabasca coord|58|37|35|N|110|50|05|W|scale:30000 basin countries… …   Wikipedia

  • Schools — • History and development of education as related to the church Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Schools     Schools     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Great Slave Lake — Infobox lake lake name = Great Slave Lake image lake = Great Slave Lake Sat.jpg caption lake = False Color photo of the Great Slave Lake image bathymetry =Great Slave Lake and Lake Athabasca 6.png caption bathymetry = Map of Great Slave Lake and… …   Wikipedia

  • Northern Alberta Railways — Reporting mark NAR Locale Alberta, British Columbia Dates of operation 1929–1981 Successor …   Wikipedia

  • Edmonton, Dunvegan and British Columbia Railway — The Edmonton, Dunvegan and British Columbia Railway (ED BC) was an early pioneer railway in northwestern Alberta, designed to open up the Peace River district.The ED BC was preceded by a promotional railway known as the Athabaska Railway which… …   Wikipedia

  • Frank Moberly — was born at Barrie, Ontario in 1845. Frank was the youngest son of Capt. John Moberly. Like his brothers Walter and Clarence, Frank also became a Civil Engineer. He took charge of the government Survey under Sir Sandford Fleming, from Winnipeg to …   Wikipedia