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Palliser Pass

  • 2088 m (6850ft)
  • Naming History
  • Peaks and Rivers
50.7250N 115.3861W
Province: Alberta/BC
Park: Banff
Year Named:
Named by:
Named for: Palliser, John (John Palliser was the leader of the Palliser Expedition which explored the prairies and southern Rockies from 1858 to 1860.)
Mountain (NW): Mount Queen Elizabeth
Mountain (SE): Mount Williams
Headwaters (NE): Spray River
Headwaters (SW): Palliser River

This remote pass forms the southern tip of Banff National Park. Although John Palliser was never at the pass, the river that honours him has its source there.