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Gibbon Pass

  • 2301 m (7550ft)
  • Naming History
  • Peaks and Rivers
51.1847N 115.9625W
Province: Alberta
Park: Banff
Year Named:
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Named for: Gibbon, John Murray 1875-1952 (Murray Gibbon was a lawyer, journalist and author who came to the Rockies in 1913 to work for the CPR.)
Mountain (NW):
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Headwaters (NE): Redearth Creek
Headwaters (SW): Twin Lakes


The name has been used since at least 1929 when it was referred to as such by the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies.

Murray Gibbon was head of publicity for the CPR and as such actively promoted such organizations as the Trail Riders, Skyline Hikers, and the Ski Runners of the Canadian Rockies. He promoted Skoki Lodge in its early years. One of the ways that he did this was by providing transportation to Peter and Catherine Whyte so that they could promote the Lodge.