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Job Pass

  • 2420 m (7940ft)
  • Naming History
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52.3500N 116.7583W
Province: Alberta
Year Named: 1892
Named by: Arthur Coleman
Named for: The pass takes its name from nearby Job Creek. Job Beaver was a Stoney Indian who had extensive knowledge of the Indian trails in the area and much impressed early traveller Arthur Coleman.
Mountain (NW):
Mountain (SE):
Headwaters (NE): Job Creek
Headwaters (SW): Coral Creek


In his book, "The Canadian Rockies, New and Old Trails," Arthur Coleman wrote of how the native guide for his 1892 trip from Morley, Alberta to the Fortress Lake area had hopefully spoken with Job Beaver who was known to have extensive knowledge regarding them. Coleman wrote, "One man appeared to have almost reached the point we were aiming for, Joby Beaver, the most enterprising hunter of the (Stoney) tribe, but he made so much money from furs and jerked meat to care to work for a white man; however Jimmy was supposed to have gathered his ideas on the subjects of routes, and it was hoped would find the way through the passes along Joby's trails."

Coleman named the pass to honour the Stoney chief. His "graceful, smiling son," Samson accompanied the party part of the way back to Morley.

[See Samson Peak]