Wildflower Meadow at Mt. Robson

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Mt. Robson Provincial Park – British Columbia, Canada

“The first people known to inhabit the Mount Robson area were the Texqakallt First Nation. These people lived near the headwaters of the Fraser River and referred to Mount Robson itself as ÔYuh-hai-has-kun’ or ‘The Mountain of the Spiral Road’, on account of its layered nature. These native peoples played a large and important role in aiding the early explorers who eventually reached the area. One of these earliest explorers Pierre Bostonnais arrived in the region in 1820. Bostonnais, an Iroquois Indian, led the first Europeans – Hudson Bay Company employees – through Yellowhead Pass. Yellowhead Pass, the Yellowhead Highway, and Tete Jaune Cache (Tete Jaune is French for Yellow Head) are all named for Bostonnais who, although he was Native, was known for having unusually light hair.

With the arrival of Europeans, the area became the site of much trapping and hunting, prospecting, exploration, and transportation. In the 1860s and 1870s, the Yellowhead Pass was surveyed as the most likely railway route through the Rocky Mountains, in order to link the British Columbian colonies with the rest of Canada. This plan was abandoned with the discovery of Kicking Horse Pass, but a railway (the Grand Trunk Pacific) was eventually built through Yellowhead Pass in the early 1900s. To this day the park contains important transportation routes, which are confined to the main Fraser River valley bottom leaving a large expanse of wilderness intact." from www.spacesfornature.org

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