Mount Macdonald

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Not to be confused with Mount McDonald.
Mount Macdonald
Rogers Pass Mount Carroll BC 1887.jpg
Rogers Pass and Mount Macdonald (then Mount Carroll) on the Canadian Pacific Railway, 1887
Highest point
Elevation 2,883 m (9,459 ft) [1]
Prominence 518 m (1,699 ft) [1]
Parent peak Uto Peak
Coordinates 51°18′30″N 117°28′18″W / 51.30833°N 117.47167°W / 51.30833; -117.47167Coordinates: 51°18′30″N 117°28′18″W / 51.30833°N 117.47167°W / 51.30833; -117.47167[2]
Mount Macdonald is located in British Columbia
Mount Macdonald
Mount Macdonald
Parent range Selkirk Mountains
Topo map NTS 82N/06
First ascent 1886 by DO Lewis and several members of CPR Engineering[1]

Mount Macdonald is a mountain peak located in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, Canada, immediately to the east of Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park. It is notable as the location of the Canadian Pacific Railway's Connaught and Mount Macdonald Tunnels. At 14.7 km, the Mount Macdonald tunnel is the longest railway tunnel in the western hemisphere.[citation needed]

The original name of the peak was Mount Carroll (for a member of the CPR engineering team under A. B. Rogers[3]), but was renamed to honour the first Prime Minister of Canada, Sir John A. Macdonald by a Privy Council Order in Council #551 on 4 April 1887.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c "Mount Macdonald". Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Mount Macdonald". BC Geographical Names. Retrieved 2015-01-10. 
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