Eagle Mountain (British Columbia)

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Eagle Mountain (Eagle Ridge)
Elevation 1,050 m (3,440 ft)[1]
Prominence 60 m (200 ft)
Location
Location Lower Mainland, British Columbia, Canada
Range Pacific Ranges
Coordinates 49°20′52″N 122°49′48″W / 49.34778°N 122.83000°W / 49.34778; -122.83000Coordinates: 49°20′52″N 122°49′48″W / 49.34778°N 122.83000°W / 49.34778; -122.83000
Topo map NTS 92.G/07

Eagle Mountain, also known as Eagle Ridge,[1] is the mountainous ridge with many indistinct summits between Buntzen Lake and Coquitlam Lake near Coquitlam, British Columbia. Its proximity to Coquitlam, and the houses being built on its southern slopes (known as Westwood Plateau), make it a very popular weekend destination for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and ATV riding. There is a network of logging roads leading up the south side of the summit to a plateau area with lakes, hiking trails and mountain biking trails.

In 1903, the Vancouver Power Company (now BC Hydro) built a 3.6 km (2 mi) long, 1.2 km (1 mi) deep tunnel under Eagle Mountain from Coquitlam Lake to Buntzen Lake to supply water to Vancouver's first hydroelectric power plant on Indian Arm.[2] This tunnel, and the power plants on Indian Arm are still operational.

Eagle Mountain is in Indian Arm Provincial Park.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Eagle Mountain". Bivouac.com. http://www.bivouac.com/MtnPg.asp?MtnId=1174. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  2. ^ BC Hydro: Buntzen Lake Retrieved on 24 January 2010
  3. ^ BC Parks: Indian Arm Provincial Park Retrieved on 24 January 2010

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