Badger Pass
2545 m
8350 ft

Location
Province Park Map Latitude Longitude UTM Grid Ref
Alberta
Banff
82O/05
51; 24; 40
115; 53; 35
770960
Headwaters N or E Headwaters S or W Adjacnt Mtn N or W Adjacnt Mtn S or E
Cascade River
Johnston Creek
Bonnet Peak
 

Naming
Named by Named for Other Names Year Named

Natural: The pass is named after the badger, an animal of the foothills and prairies. The reason for the name being chosen for the pass is not known but perhaps the hoary marmot, which looks similar to a badger, was the source.



Other Information
Photo: View from Badger Pass looking towards Johnston Creek (Courtesy Bill Cunes)

BADGER PASS

This very high pass features a large cornice on the north side which lasts into September. The approach from Johnston Creek is very picuresque and gradual. The slopes on the Cascade River side are steep and scree covered. The name was made official in 1959.



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