North Bend, British Columbia

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North Bend is an unincorporated community in the Fraser Canyon region of British Columbia, Canada, located across the Fraser River[1] from the town of Boston Bar. North Bend was originally known as Boston Bar, but that name moved across the Fraser River when the site was renamed North Bend.

History[edit]

North Bend was founded during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the 1880s and was the site of various Canadian Pacific Railway company offices and housing. Equipped with a small railway hotel, Fraser Canyon House, aka the North Bend Hotel or the CPR Hotel, and another, larger hotel, the Mountain Hotel, and within a few hours' range of Vancouver by rail, the town prospered until the era of highway travel, when it became isolated. It was connected to Boston Bar and the Trans-Canada Highway for many years by the Boston Bar Ferry, an aerial cable ferry which has since been replaced by a bridge built to expedite logging operations on the east bank of the Fraser in that area. North Bend today is part of the general Boston Bar-area community and shares community services with it.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "North Bend" (Canada). Maplandia.com. Accessed May 2010.

Coordinates: 49°52′59″N 121°28′01″W / 49.883°N 121.467°W / 49.883; -121.467