Marvel Pass
2118 m
6950 ft

Location
Province Park Map Latitude Longitude UTM Grid Ref
Alberta/BC
Banff
82J/13
50; 50; 30
115; 34; 45
000329
Headwaters N or E Headwaters S or W Adjacnt Mtn N or W Adjacnt Mtn S or E
Marvel Creek
Aurora Creek
Mount Gloria
Aurora Mountain

Naming
Named by Named for Other Names Year Named

Location: The pass takes its name from nearby Marvel Lake and Marvel Peak. HMS Marvel was a destroyer involved in the Battle of Jutland during WW I. However the names may be part of a series of superlatives which were applied in the area (Wonder etc.)



Other Information


MARVEL PASS

Marvel Pass is unique in that it lies at the head of three valleys, rather than the usual two for most passes. The actual lowest point of this special spot is the pass between the Marvel Creek Valley and the Aurora Creek Valley. However one only needs to climb 200 vertical feet and travel 1km to the east to reach the head of the Owl Creek Valley.

NTS 82J/13 labels the highest point at the head of Owl Creek as “Marvel Pass.” However the government information shows the Lat./Long. for the pass at the high point connecting Marvel Creek and Aurora Creek.

The entire area in the vicinity at the head of these three creeks is commonly referred to as Marvel Pass.



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