Eagle Mountain (British Columbia)
|Eagle Mountain (Eagle Ridge)|
|Elevation||1,050 m (3,440 ft) |
|Prominence||60 m (200 ft)|
|Location||Lower Mainland, British Columbia, Canada|
|Parent range||Pacific Ranges|
|Topo map||NTS 92.G/07|
Eagle Mountain, also known as Eagle Ridge, 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. This tunnel, and the power plants on Indian Arm are still operational.