Pass Finder

Photo: View to the northwest from Healy Pass

Healy Pass

  • 2332 m (7650ft)
  • Naming History
  • Peaks and Rivers
51.0916N 115.8666W
Province: Alberta
Park: Banff
Year Named: 1884
Named by: George Dawson
Named for: Healy, John Gerome (Capt. Healy and friends laid claim to several copper finds in the vicinity of Healy Creek.)
Mountain (NW):
Mountain (SE):
Headwaters (NE): Healy Creek
Headwaters (SW): Un-named creek above Pharoh Creek


In his book, "March of the Mounties," Cecil Denny states that Joe (John?) Healy was one of the original owners of Fort Whoop-Up and went on to be responsible for the birth of the community known as Silver City at Castle Junction. The excitement that led to the formation of the town is said to have quickly died when it was discovered that the rich specimen of silver ore that Healy and his friend Clinker Scott had said was yielded by their claim near Castle Mountain had really been imported from Montana.

See Copper Mountain