Overlander Mountain
2687m (8817ft.)

Located in the Fraser River Valley, 2 km southeast of Klapperhorn Mountain; across the Fraser Valley from Resplendent Mountain. Mount Robson Park, Major headwater Fraser River.
Latitude 52; 59 Longitude 119; 12, Topo map 83D/14
Can be seen from Highway 16

Named by B.C. Parks in 1980. The "Overlanders" made part of their dangerous journey beneath this mountain. Official name.

Photo: Overlander Mountain from the east on Highway #16

Other Information
Photo: Overlander Mountain from the north at the Mount Robson Interpretive Centre on Highway #16. The three peaks are referred to locally as, (l-r) Faith, Hope and Charity.

A government of Canada has placed a plaque regarding "The Overlanders" in the Athabaasca Valley east of Jasper. It reads as follows: "In 1862, the Overlanders, numbering about 250, left their homes in Canada for the Cariboo gold fields. They jouneyed via Fort Garry and Edmonton, and thence, guided by Indians, to the mountains and westward by the Yellowhead Pass to the Fraser River. The majority rafted downstream to the gold-fields; others followed the North Thompson to Kamloops. the hardships they experienced and the perils they encountered, particularly between Jasper and Tete Jaune Cache and in the canyons and rapids of the Fraser and North Thompson, make their journey one of the epics of Canadian travel and adventure.
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