Abbot Pass

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Abbot Pass
Abbot Pass.jpg
Abbot Pass, with the approach from the British Columbia side
Elevation2,925 m (9,596 ft)
LocationBanff National Park, Alberta / Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
RangeCanadian Rockies
Coordinates51°21′50″N 116°17′14″W / 51.36389°N 116.28722°W / 51.36389; -116.28722Coordinates: 51°21′50″N 116°17′14″W / 51.36389°N 116.28722°W / 51.36389; -116.28722
Topo mapNAD 83/11U

Abbot Pass lies between Mount Lefroy and Mount Victoria, in the divide between the valleys of Lake O'Hara and Lake Louise.[1] It was named for Philip Stanley Abbot who died in 1896 in an attempt to climb Mount Lefroy with Charles Fay, Charles Thompson, and George T. Little.[2]

Abbot Pass has a stone hut, built in 1922 by Swiss guides working for the Canadian Pacific Railway, now maintained by the Alpine Club of Canada.


  1. ^ "Abbot Pass". BC Geographical Names.
  2. ^ National Historic Sites Archived January 17, 2007, at the Wayback Machine page at Parks Canada, retrieved 2006-08-27