Lessons from the Past

Remembering Sad Times
for a Safer Tomorrow

The earliest recorded avalanche fatalities in Canada were registered in 1782, when an avalanche struck an Aboriginal community at Nain, Labrador. The details of many more are lost in the mists of time. Each disaster is a story worth remembering and contains a lesson worth heeding. Today, more people than ever travel through or live near avalanche terrain. History has shown that all need to be aware of the potential danger.

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Rescuers search for victims of Canada's worst avalanche accident, Glacier National Park, BC, March 1910. © Whyte Museum V263 1659.

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DateLocationLat, LongDeathsCategory | Subcategory
Mar 12, 2017 Rocky Mountains Banff National Park snowshoeing
Mount Hector
British Columbia
51.605, -116.299 2 Recreation | Other
Jan 21, 2017 Qua Peak (S,2.4 km)
Ymir
British Columbia
49.390931, -117.110114 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Apr 8, 2017 snowshoeing Coast Mountains
Mount Harvey
British Columbia
49.4759, -123.206 5 Recreation | Other
Mar 6, 2017 Selkirk Mountains
Goldstream River
British Columbia
51.582081, -118.115289 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Mar 4, 2017 Callaghan Valley Coast Mountains
Hanging Lake
British Columbia
50.1491, -123.082 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Mar 14, 2016 Monashee Mountains
College Creek
British Columbia
49.2521, -117.783 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Feb 20, 2016 Quartz Creek Purcell Mountains
Dauntless Mountain
British Columbia
51.3774, -117.278 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Jan 29, 2016 Mount Renshaw mapped +/- 200 m
Spirit Lake area, Rocky Mountains
British Columbia
53.524809, -120.012807 5 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Jan 25, 2016 Tropy area Rocky Mountains
Sinclair Mills
British Columbia
54.0655, -121.327 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Feb 21, 2016 Cupola SE2 Selkirk Mountains
Esplanades
British Columbia
51.5635, -117.5357 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
May 23, 2016 Mount Lawson
Kananaskis Country
Alberta
50.7761, -115.185 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Dec 30, 2016 "Morning Glory Bowl"
Clemina Creek
British Columbia
52.5596, -118.945 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Apr 20, 2016 Mineral Mountain
145 km SSE Haines Junction
British Columbia
59.5487, -136.66 1 Other | Various
Mar 13, 2016 Monashee Mountains
Crowfoot Mountain
British Columbia
51.0547, -119.237 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 6, 2016 Monashee Mountains
Morton Lake
British Columiba
50.7751, -118.839 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Sept 25, 2016 Rocky Mountains; mapped +/- 10 m
Mt. Victoria
Alberta
51.3706, -116.29 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Mar 14, 2016 Cariboo Mountains
Blue River (20 km NW)
British Columbia
52.2552, -119.459 2 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 20, 2016 snow-shoeing, Mount Shark Kananaskis Country
Tent Ridge
British Columbia
50.8422, -115.383 1 Recreation | Other
Mar 21, 2015 "Backdoor" area
Doré River
British Columbia
53.1858, -120.493 2 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 10, 2015 Selkirk Mountains
Ventigo Lake
British Columbia
51.44677, -117.720922 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Jan 4, 2015 ice-climbing
Sainte-Rose-du-Nord
Quebec
48.379, -70.193 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Feb 5, 2015 ice-climbing Polar Circus Banff National Park
Cirrus Mountain
Alberta
52.138858, -116.985674 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Feb 15, 2015 Black Prince
Kananaskis Country
Alberta
50.692081, -115.20675 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 28, 2015 Purcell Mountains
Snowcrest Mountain
British Columbia
49.5519, -116.517 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 22, 2015 Core Lodge Superbowl
Tumbler Ridge
British Columbia
54.856528, -121.031806 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Apr 11, 2014 Gothic Glacier
Selkirk Mountains
British Columbia
51.75, -117.85 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Mar 9, 2014 mapped +/- 100 m; shoreline; tobogganers; Banff National Park
Lake Louise
Alberta
51.410996, -116.224734 2 Recreation | Other
Mar 8, 2014 Keefer Lake
Monashee Mountains
British Columbia
50.1269, -118.343 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 8, 2014 mapped +/- 100 m; snowshoers; Banff National Park
Lake Agnes
Alberta
51.413627, -116.249017 2 Recreation | Other
Mar 24, 2014 Birthday Bowl
Downie Creek, Selkirk Mountains
British Columbia
51.4092, -118.058 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Mar 15, 2014 Helen Shoulder, south of Bow Summit
Banff National Park
Alberta
51.6641, -116.41249 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Mar 14, 2014 Red Sands Mountain
Blue River area, Monashee Mountains
British Columbia
52.1708, -119.156 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 11, 2014 Grey Creek Pass
Purcell Mountains
British Columbia
49.593, -116.339 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Feb 23, 2014 Lightning Strike Ridge,Twin Lakes
Kootenay Pass
British Columbia
49.02, -117.03 2 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 15, 2014 Rowe Peak
Watertown Lakes National Park
Alberta
49.0459, -114.048 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 15, 2014 Boulder Mountain
Monashee Mountains
British Columbia
50.9988, -118.328 2 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Jan 18, 2014 Goat Ridge
Monashee Mountains
British Columbia
52.5433, -118.923 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Oct 23, 2013 near KMS camp, Sulphurets Creek area
Coastal Mountains
British Columbia
56.5156, -130.2312 1 Industry | Mining
Mar 24, 2013 Sifton Col area
Rogers Pass, Glacier National Park
British Columbia
51.3292, -117.557 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Mar 23, 2013 Hellroaring Creek area
Kimberley area, Purcell Mountains
British Columbia
49.4763, -116.277 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Dec 20, 2013 outside Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Purcell Mountains
British Columbia
51.27354, -117.0592 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Feb 22, 2013 Birthday C area
outside Revelstoke Mountain Resort
British Columbia
50.969, -118.082 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Feb 18, 2013 east of Jumbo Mountain
Invermere area, Purcell Mountains
British Columbia
50.3996, -116.53517 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Mar 9, 2012 30 km south-east of 18 km mark on the Corbin Road
south-east of Sparwood
British Columbia
49.27, -114.43 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 6, 2012 Grizzly Lake
Coast Mountains
British Columbia
50.1278, -123.255 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 21, 2012 Bonnington Range
Blewett area
British Columbia
49.475, -117.4083 2 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Mar 11, 2012 Ghost Peak
McKay Creek, Revelstoke area
British Columbia
50.9258, -118.035 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 3, 2012 Meadow Mountain
Meadow Creek area
British Columbia
50.26, -117.069 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Feb 17, 2012 Raft Mountain
Clearwater area
British Columbia
51.745, -119.804 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Jan 6, 2012 Molars
Dogtooth Range
British Columbia
51.18, -117.06 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Dec 30, 2011 Holyk Creek
32 km south-east of Revelstoke
British Columbia
50.88278, -117.91639 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Dec 29, 2011 location accuracy unknown
Duffy Lake Road area
British Columbia
50.360118 , -122.367145 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Nov 13, 2011 Upper Torpy River
North Rockies
British Columbia
54.0294, -121.213 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Feb 5, 2011 Microwave Tower Snowmobile area
Smithers area
British Columbia
54.4225, -127.265 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Feb 26, 2011 Tom George Mountain
Smithers area
British Columbia
54.4569, -127.67 2 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 19, 2011 Hope Creek Snowmobile Area
north-west of Mount Gerald, north of Golden
British Columbia
51.7392, -117.252 3 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Jan 23, 2011 Albright Ridge
Pyramid Mountain area, north Rockies
British Columbia
55.13861, -121.03694 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Jan 16, 2011 Mount Tanal, east aspect,
approximately 45-60 minute walk from Kokanee Glacier Lodge
British Columbia
49.781, -117.198 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Jan 15, 2011 Burstall Pass
Kananaskis Country
Alberta
50.76167, -115.37556 2 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Apr 5, 2010
north-west of Invermere
British Columbia
unknown, unknown 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Apr 11, 2010 Slims River Valley, Observation Mountain
Kluane Ranges, St Elias Mountains
Yukon
60.8397, -138.444 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Mar 31, 2010 Y Coulior
Mount Currie
British Columbia
50.24861, -122.78194 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Mar 20, 2010
Azure River Drainage
British Columbia
52.3635, -119.504 2 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Mar 19, 2010 1 km north-east of Eagle Pass Mountain
Three Valley Gap area
British Columbia
unknown, unknown 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 13, 2010 Turbo Hill
Boulder Mountain
British Columbia
50.99121, -118.45322 2 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Dec 28, 2010 Illal Mountain, south-east shoulder
Coquihalla Summit
British Columbia
49.5394, -121.037 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Feb 14, 2010 South-east of Bewes Creek trailhead
Malakwa area
British Columbia
51.0845, -118.525 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Jan 4, 2010 Mount Mackie
Rossland area
British Columbia
49.1447, -117.492 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Jan 18, 2010
Queest Mountain
British Columbia
50.98694, -118.87056 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Jan 15, 2010 2.5 km south of McGillivary Pass Lodge
Bendor Range
British Columbia
unknown, unknown 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Apr 10, 2009 Clemina Creek
Valemount area
British Columbia
52.56528, -119.105 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Apr 14, 2009 Mont Medaille
Secteur lacs Ste-Marthe et de la Savane dans l'arrière-pays de La Martre (environ 12 km au SO de La Martre)
Quebec
49.0989, -66.2343 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Mar 7, 2009 Ozone, permanent avalanche closure
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
British Columbia
51.2819, -117.094 2 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Mar 27, 2009 Valley of the Lakes
approximately 20 km south-west of Parson
British Columbia
50.9183, -117.058 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 25, 2009 Hellroaring Creek
Forest Service road 20 km south of Kimberly
British Columbia
49.4763, -116.277 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 24, 2009 Renshaw Creek
near McBride area
British Columbia
53.5072, -123.052 2 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 21, 2009 Whitewater Creek
Blue River area
British Columbia
52.18306, -119.24139 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Jan 8, 2009 Mount Alice
Terrace area
British Columbia
54.63639, -128.93944 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Jan 17, 2009 Babcock Mountain
Tumbler Ridge area
British Columbia
54.5138, -121.019 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Jan 16, 2009 Clemina Creek
Valemount area
British Columbia
52.3186, -118.578 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Jan 14, 2009 Third Sister, south-west bowl
Kananaskis Country, Canmore area
Alberta
51.00826, -115.28851 1 Recreation | Other
Jan 11, 2009 Hasler Flats, Hasler Road km 45, location +/- 25 km
Chetwyn area
British Columbia
55.60842, -121.97209 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Jan 11, 2009 Mount Mara, north-east Hunters Range
Sicamous area
British Columbia
50.7635, -118.841 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Jan 1, 2009 outside early season boundary, Hidden Chutes
Whistler Mountain Ski Area
British Columbia
50.11722, -122.95472 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Aug 28, 2008
Mount Athabasca
Alberta
52.19366, -117.20704 2 Recreation | Mountaineering
Mar 27, 2008 headwaters of North Blue River
approximately 18 km north-west of Blue River
British Columbia
52.22564, -119.48729 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 21, 2008 Bell Mine trails
Thetford Mines
Quebec
46.08249, -71.29198 1 Other | Unknown
Dec 31, 2008 Ruby Bowl, closed run
Blackcomb Ski Area
British Columbia
50.10085, -122.89819 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Dec 28, 2008 near Harvey Pass
south-east of Fernie
British Columbia
49.2658, -114.725 8 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Feb 18, 2008 Boom Mountian, below subpeak, Chickadee Valley
Kootenay National Park
British Columbia
51.25895, -116.10404 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 16, 2008 Keystone Basin
50 km north of Revelstoke
British Columbia
51.45453, -118.33248 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Feb 1, 2008 Koko Claims
Elkford area
British Columbia
50.12175, -115.02368 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Jan 7, 2008 mapped +/- 100 m; Lake Louise area, Banff National Park
Mount St. Piran
Alberta
51.418636, -116.244883 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Jan 6, 2008 near Granby Wilderness
80 km north of Grand Forks
British Columbia
49.58384, -118.48748 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Jan 6, 2008 Christina Valley
Midway - Mount Arthurs
British Columbia
49.70967, -118.59641 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Jan 6, 2008 Parachute Bowl
Big White Ski Area
British Columbia
49.75002, -118.93019 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Jan 16, 2008 Canyon Creek
south of Golden and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
British Columbia
51.24111, -117.10494 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Jan 1, 2008 Hanging Roll above West Bowl, permanent closure
Whistler Mountain Ski Area
British Columbia
50.06896, -122.9616 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Apr 2, 2007 Delta Peak
12 km north-east of Bell-II
British Columbia
56.78401, -129.60539 2 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Mar 10, 2007 Blue Mountains
Northern Peninsula
Newfoundland
50.52728, -57.39017 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 9, 2007
Hall Mountain
British Columbia
50.7237, -124.08605 2 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Dec 7, 2007 North-east Tent Ridge
Spray Lakes area, Kananaskis Country
Alberta
50.84512, -115.36758 2 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Dec 24, 2007 Eagle Creek, Spanish Mountain
Wells Gray/108 Mile House area
British Columbia
52.11237, -120.36133 2 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Nov 12, 2007 Mount Sparrowhawk
Kananaskis Country
Alberta
50.9243, -115.27661 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Jan 10, 2007 Deep Canoe Creek
60 km north-west of New Hazelton, Babine Range
British Columbia
55.75475, -128.1877 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Apr 21, 2006 Alpine Glacier Bowl, Nordschow drainage
Bella Coola area
British Columbia
52.25186, -126.08411 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Apr 20, 2006
south-east face of Mount Deltaform
British Columbia
51.30827, -116.23655 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Mar 5, 2006 Fairy Creek Drainage
Mount Fernie
British Columbia
49.53901, -115.12081 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 3, 2006 Mount McBride
Valkyr Range, Nakusp area
British Columbia
49.84072, -117.94076 2 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Nov 5, 2006
north-east bow of Mount Inflexible
Alberta
50.79526, -115.18912 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Feb 12, 2006 Commonwealth Valley, Mount Smuts/Fist
Kananaskis Country
Alberta
50.81621, -115.37181 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Jan 7, 2006 Terminator Ridge closed area
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
British Columbia
51.28808, -117.06791 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Jan 14, 2006 Lizard Range
Fernie area
British Columbia
49.5179, -115.19657 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Jul 29, 2005
north face of Mount Robson
British Columbia
53.12178, -119.15223 2 Recreation | Mountaineering
May 31, 2005
east Ridge of Mount Logan
Yukon
60.60305, -140.60404 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Apr 5, 2005
Thunder River
British Columbia
52.23336, -119.2963 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Apr 1, 2005 East Tsuius Peak
34 km south-west of Revelstoke
British Columbia
50.72619, -118.41424 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 30, 2005 Jersey Creek
Kootenay Pass area
British Columbia
49.1989, -116.89416 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Jan 18, 2005 West Twin Creek
Mount Llewelyn
British Columbia
50.99599, -117.97497 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Jan 13, 2005 Fissure Creek tributary to Fergus on creek
Trout Lake
British Columbia
50.71288, -117.50908 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Apr 9, 2004 North ridge and fall down East Face
Vice President
British Columbia
51.51074, -116.5386 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Apr 4, 2004 Salmon River, Coal Mine area
approximately 20 km south of Pond Inlet
Nunavut
72.7, -77.983 1 Recreation | Other
Mar 20, 2004 Mount Symons
60 km south west of Revelstoke
British Columbia
50.47955, -118.08073 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Dec 12, 2004 Allan Creek
25 km south of Valemount
British Columbia
52.61577, -119.20864 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Feb 13, 2004 Midnight Rambler ice climb
Mount Wilson
Alberta
52.0404, -116.81982 3 Recreation | Mountaineering
Feb 2, 2004 Norns Creek
26 km north-west of Castlegar
British Columbia
49.51151, -117.82025 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Feb 1, 2004 ridgeline on route to the Million Dollar Couloir
Cayoosh Mountain
British Columbia
50.41458, -122.51109 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Jan 8, 2004
headwaters of Albert Creek
British Columbia
51.05902, -117.71606 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Jan 30, 2004 Valkyries South, Russell Creek
Valhalla Park
British Columbia
49.56485, -117.85826 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Jan 25, 2004 Cape Mercy
approximately 175 km south of Pangnirtung
Nunavut
63.5778, -64.39578 1 Recreation | Hunting/Fishing
Apr 6, 2003 Holt Creek
Golden area
British Columbia
51.34119, -117.17982 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Apr 18, 2003 Mount Ptolemy
Sparwood area
British Columbia
49.56689, -114.61727 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 31, 2003 Scallop Mountain
Nanitsch Lake about 50 km north-west of Takla Lake, Omineca Mountains
British Columbia
56.00721, -126.41465 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 27, 2003 Mount Brewer
west of Invermere
British Columbia
50.37974, -116.22028 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 26, 2003 Fairy Creek drainage
Fernie area
British Columbia
49.56536, -115.13687 3 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 26, 2003
Mount Terry Fox
British Columbia
52.94341, -119.24339 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Mar 20, 2003 Hummingbird drainage
Ram Range
Alberta
52.09619, -116.24323 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 17, 2003 Grizzly Bowl Sunshine Apron
Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park
British Columbia
49.76905, -117.15752 2 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Mar 14, 2003 mapped +/- 100 m, snowshoer; Banff National Park
Lake Agnes
Alberta
51.412922, -116.250625 1 Recreation | Other
Mar 13, 2003
Lady Macdonald
Alberta
51.12769, -115.31016 1 Recreation | Other
Feb 1, 2003 Connaught Creek, below Mount Cheops
Glacier National Park
British Columbia
51.29536, -117.55214 7 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Jan 5, 2003 Squaw Headwall
outside Red Mountain Ski Area
British Columbia
49.11714, -117.86862 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Jan 20, 2003
Tumbledown Mountain
British Columbia
51.29497, -118.00806 7 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Apr 14, 2002 Front Side Hourglass
outside Fortress Mountain Ski Area
Alberta
50.8278, -115.202 2 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Mar 18, 2002 Mount Hughes, Repeater Ridge
outside Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
British Columbia
51.36945, -117.16536 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Dec 28, 2002 Allan Creek
Valemount area
British Columbia
52.53492, -119.18992 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Feb 10, 2002 Mount La Forme
Revelstoke area
British Columbia
51.22174, -118.0153 2 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Feb 10, 2002 Whistler Creek
north of Marmot Ski Hill
Alberta
52.80318, -118.13517 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 9, 2002 Eureka Mountain
approximately 90 km north-east of Williams Lake
British Columbia
52.291, -120.58077 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Jan 28, 2002 Mount Carlyle, Long Creek
16 km west of Kaslo
British Columbia
49.93098, -117.14257 3 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Jan 25, 2002
north-west slope of Birkenhead Peak
British Columbia
50.53449, -122.58742 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Jan 14, 2002 Brewer Creek
Invermere area
British Columbia
50.36739, -116.22374 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Jan 12, 2002
Parker Ridge
Alberta
52.19206, -117.1236 1 Other | Safety/Search and Rescue
Apr 19, 2001 8 km south of Ram Falls
Nordegg area
Alberta
52.09619, -116.24323 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Apr 18, 2001 East Fork of Wildhorse Creek
Fort Steele area
British Columbia
49.71664, -115.48035 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 4, 2001 South-east of Barnes Lake
Sparwood area
British Columbia
49.43807, -114.69767 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 25, 2001 Horsey Creek Glacier
McBride area
British Columbia
53.25802, -119.69499 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 21, 2001 Mount Renshaw
north-west of Holmes River, McBride area
British Columbia
53.46606, -119.96596 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 17, 2001 Lookout Col, Glacier Crest area
Glacier National Park
British Columbia
51.24458, -117.45802 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 24, 2001 McLean Creek
Eastern Ranges between Frances Creek and Forster Creek
British Columbia
50.6783, -116.551 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 18, 2001 Soards Creek
west of Mica Creek
British Columbia
52.03596, -118.84092 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Feb 13, 2001 2000 Peak
Lizard Range, Fernie area
British Columbia
49.4743, -115.14721 2 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Jan 6, 2001 Upper Torpy
McGregor Range, Prince George area
British Columbia
54.03411, -121.14457 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 9, 2000 Goats Eye o/b
outside Sunshine Ski Area
Alberta
51.10279, -115.73882 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Mar 26, 2000 Grizzly Creek, Powder Mountain Area
10 km south of Whistler in Brandywine
British Columbia
50.14201, -123.24563 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Mar 19, 2000 Wasp Creek, Rhododendron Mountain
19 km north-west of Pemberton
British Columbia
50.40165, -123.05651 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Mar 18, 2000 Mount Albert area
Cuve des Melezes
Quebec
48.91715, -66.16204 1 Recreation | Other
Mar 13, 2000 Vallieres-de-Saint-Real
Chic Choc Range
Quebec
48.91909, -65.9031 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Dec 29, 2000 Honeymoon Creek
10 km south-west of Pine Pass, Mackenzie area
British Columbia
55.31057, -122.7318 2 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Feb 14, 2000 ravine trail and steep slope
Chateau-Richer - Riviere Lemoine
Quebec
46.96236, -71.03295 1 Recreation | Other
Jan 17, 2000 Tent Ridge 146313
Spray Lake area, Kananaskis Country
Alberta
50.82933, -115.37056 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Mar 20, 1999 Cook Mountain
15 km north of Blue River
British Columbia
52.18959, -119.33166 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Dec 7, 1999 Macdonald Shoulder #4 slidepath on the Trans-Canada Highway
Rogers Pass
British Columbia
51.30362, -117.4894 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Dec 26, 1999 Hospital Creek
10 km north-east of Golden, western slopes of the Rocky Mountains
British Columbia
51.39188, -116.86614 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Dec 17, 1999
Cascade Water Falls
Alberta
51.22254, -115.54147 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Jan 7, 1999 Slidepath 42.0 above Hwy 37N, Snowbank Creek
Ningunsaw Pass area
British Columbia
56.76596, -129.96245 2 Other | Safety/Search and Rescue
Jan 27, 1999 Grouse Grind Trail
Grouse Mountain
British Columbia
49.3855, -123.08047 1 Recreation | Other
Jan 13, 1999 Tylenol Chutes, Wolverine Valley
near Lake Louise
Alberta
51.45236, -116.09015 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Jan 1, 1999 Kangiqsualujjuaq, Ecole Satuumavik
1500 km north of Montreal
Quebec
58.69679, -65.94822 9 Buildings/Town | Town/Service Building
Jun 28, 1998 Mount Edith Cavall, east ridge
10 km south of Jasper
Alberta
52.67437, -118.02456 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
May 17, 1998 top of Jasper Tram
Whistler Mountain
Alberta
52.83614, -118.12979 1 Recreation | Other
Apr 16, 1998 Sa Dena Hes Mine
80 km north of Watson Lake
Yukon
60.52698, -128.87548 1 Industry | Mining
Mar 7, 1998
10 km from Arctic Bay
Nunavut
73.0333, -85.1667 1 Recreation | Hunting/Fishing
Mar 28, 1998 2.5 km south-west of Onion Lake
Rocky Mountain House Area
Alberta
52.08909, -116.24335 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Dec 24, 1998 Mount Strachan, permanent closure west of Humpty Dumpty run
Cypress Bowl Ski Area
British Columbia
49.41073, -123.19528 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Nov 14, 1998 gully between Lake Oesa and Abbot Pass
Abbot Pass area
British Columbia
51.36875, -116.28719 1 Recreation | Other
Nov 13, 1998 trail from Gibsons Lake to Slocan Chief cabin
Kokanee Lake
British Columbia
49.7483, -117.177 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Jan 10, 1998 Ladybird Bowl, Norn Creek divide
20 km west of Castlegar
British Columbia
49.49926, -117.82297 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Jan 31, 1998 Round Top Mountain
20 km south-east of Barkerville
British Columbia
52.93136, -121.31464 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Jan 25, 1998 Stoyama Mountain
35 km sout-west of Merritt
British Columbia
49.99944, -121.20693 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Jan 2, 1998 Mount Alwin
Maurier drainage south of New Denver
British Columbia
49.87078, -117.29491 2 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Jan 2, 1998 Silver Spray area, Clover Basin near cabin
Kokanee Glacier Park
British Columbia
49.8289, -117.09 6 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Jan 2, 1998 Corbin Creek
16 km south of Sparwood
British Columbia
49.5825, -120.84816 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Jul 9, 1997 North side below Dome
Mount Robson
British Columbia
53.10832, -119.12074 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Mar 9, 1997 Mine Creek Gully
Coquihalla Summit Area
British Columbia
49.71142, -121.02545 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Mar 31, 1997 Mount Switzer
50 km south-west of Atlin
British Columbia
59.34862, -134.31062 2 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Mar 30, 1997 Lang Creek
20 km north-west of Golden
British Columbia
51.38841, -117.22674 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 22, 1997 Mount Jowett
north-west of Nakusp
British Columbia
50.72056, -117.40847 2 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Dec 21, 1997 Hassler Creek
60 km south-west of Chetwynd
British Columbia
55.33995, -122.01401 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Nov 29, 1997 outside Fortress Mountain Ski Area
Kananaskis Country
Alberta
50.8233, -115.20469 4 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 12, 1997 South-west Mount Strachan
outside Cypress Bowl Ski Area
British Columbia
49.41613, -123.19806 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Feb 2, 1997 Lang Creek
20 km north-west of Golden
British Columbia
51.37474, -117.22675 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Jan 13, 1997 MW ski run 'Ski World', Bone Creek
Blue River area
British Columbia
52.22864, -118.91582 2 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Jun 5, 1996
Mount Logan
Yukon
60.57583, -140.36944 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
May 17, 1996 Mount Cerebrus, west face of Monarch Icefield
Bella Coola area
British Columbia
51.93757, -126.17871 3 Recreation | Mountaineering
Mar 26, 1996
Mount Groulx
Quebec
51.65382, -67.59774 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Dec 3, 1996 Hanging Roll, permanent avalanche closure
Whistler
British Columbia
50.06842, -122.95899 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Dec 16, 1996 Tyax, eat of Blackcomb and north of Spearhead
Phalanx Glacier
British Columbia
50.10979, -122.84713 3 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Dec 12, 1996 Schaeffer Bowl, first bowl on trail below Mount Schaeffer
Lake O'Hara area
Alberta
51.35422, -116.34055 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 26, 1996 Smugglers Ridge
Kokanee Glacier Park
British Columbia
49.75724, -117.17674 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Jan 4, 1996 Stagleap, 2 km north of Hwy 3
Kootenay Pass
British Columbia
51.30732, -117.07662 1 Recreation | Other
Mar 10, 1995 Blanc-Sablon
near Labrador border
Quebec
51.46269, -57.0969 2 Buildings/Town | Town/Service Building
Mar 5, 1995 Kakwa Recreation Area, Mount Broadview
near Alberta border, north of McBride
British Columbia
53.96756, -120.04714 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 19, 1995 Telkwa Range
south of Houston
British Columbia
54.50767, -127.24892 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 19, 1995 Doctor Creek
west side of Canal Flats
British Columbia
50.13714, -116.02646 2 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 15, 1995 Eds Alley, north-west slopes of Marmot Peak
outside Marmot Basin Ski Area
Alberta
52.80104, -118.08454 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Dec 22, 1995 abandoned open pit mine
Thetford Mine - Robertsonville
Quebec
46.078357, -71.30206 2 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Nov 12, 1995 Sawtooth, near Clyde River
east coast of Baffin Island
Nunavut
70.41397, -68.87758 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Feb 4, 1995
Crescent Spur
British Columbia
52.00745, -120.69741 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Feb 26, 1995
Bruce Creek
British Columbia
50.56726, -116.22647 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Feb 24, 1995 Bankhead Gully (Urs Hole) on south face
Mount Cascade
Alberta
51.2673, -115.57628 2 Recreation | Mountaineering
Feb 19, 1995 east facing slope just east of Burstall Pass
Kananaskis Country
Alberta
50.75727, -115.35627 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 18, 1995 Raven Lake
north end of the Cariboo Mountains near Sugarloaf
British Columbia
52.03753, -122.87793 2 Recreation | Other
Jan 23, 1995 Teton Peak
North Whistler
British Columbia
50.11722, -122.95472 1 Other | Safety/Search and Rescue
Aug 31, 1994 Silverhorn route
Mount Athabasca
Alberta
52.18056, -117.20167 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
May 21, 1994 1850 m peak south of east end of Europa Lake
Kitimat area
British Columbia
53.35761, -128.37921 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Nov 19, 1994 Crans Bowl
Hemlock Valley Ski Area
British Columbia
49.3873, -121.90783 1 Other | Safety/Search and Rescue
Feb 22, 1994 Greeley Creek
east of Revelstoke
British Columbia
51.01732, -118.05687 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Feb 13, 1994 Hasler Creek
Chetwynd area
British Columbia
55.60764, -121.95751 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Feb 13, 1994 Middle Kootenay Pass
4 km south Westcastle Ski Area
Alberta
49.26711, -114.39617 2 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Jan 5, 1994 8 km up Oscar Creek Logging Road
Ymir area
British Columbia
51.36734, -117.19665 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Aug 9, 1993 Aemmer Couloir, north-east ridge
Mount Temple
Alberta
51.35726, -116.20642 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
May 24, 1993 Hummingbird Ridge
Mount Logan
Yukon
60.56786, -140.35265 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Mar 10, 1993 Bourne Glacier
70 km north-west of Revelstoke
British Columbia
51.31741, -118.57697 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 7, 1993 Mount Skookum
Carcross area
Yukon
60.20795, -135.48118 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Mar 20, 1993 Slipstream, east face
Snow Dome, Columbia Icefields
Alberta
52.18741, -117.3066 3 Recreation | Mountaineering
Mar 17, 1993 just below pass
Bruins Pass
British Columbia
51.30736, -117.57674 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Nov 28, 1993 Howard Douglas Basin
near Sunshine Ski Area
Alberta
51.08728, -115.72632 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 18, 1993
Tadousac mountains
Quebec
48.184, -69.6988 1 Recreation | Other
Apr 22, 1992 Mount Dagon
Monarch Icefields south-east of Bella Coola
British Columbia
51.98752, -126.0987 2 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Dec 25, 1992 above Hilda Creek Hostel
Parker Ridge
Alberta
52.18739, -117.12656 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Dec 19, 1992 north-east facing bowl above Australian gully, Mount Strachan
outside Cypress Bowl Ski Area
British Columbia
49.41739, -123.19811 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Dec 13, 1992 ecological reserve south of Sicamous
Owl's Head Mountain
British Columbia
50.85738, -118.94708 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Feb 26, 1992 Silk Tassel ice climb
Field area
British Columbia
51.40737, -116.44646 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Jan 3, 1992 just south-east of Terrace city limits
Mount Thornhill
British Columbia
54.48772, -128.4292 2 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Apr 9, 1991 East Col Blackcomb Glacier on route to Spearhead Glacier
outside Blackcomb Ski Area
British Columbia
50.10738, -122.85801 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Mar 12, 1991
Bugaboos Creek
British Columbia
50.71732, -116.67656 9 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Nov 27, 1991 Twin Falls, frozen waterfall 200 m high draining Hudsons Bay Glacier
Hudsons Bay Mountain, Smithers area
British Columbia
54.78768, -127.15888 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Feb 5, 1991 Charlevoix
Riviere-Malbaie
Quebec
unknown, unknown 1 Recreation | Other
Jan 20, 1991 Rummel Col
above Rummel Lake, Kananaskis Country
Alberta
50.83723, -115.30624 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 22, 1990 Hartly Creek
Fernie area
British Columbia
49.55715, -115.00628 1 Recreation | Other
Feb 11, 1990 2nd avy slope
Healy Creek
Alberta
51.1073, -115.82634 4 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Jan 6, 1990 Wawa Bowl
outside Sunshine Ski Area
Alberta
51.10727, -115.79634 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Jan 30, 1990 headwaters of Nutla Creek north-north-west of Battleship
Kokanee Glacier Park
British Columbia
49.76722, -117.17674 2 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Jan 28, 1990 Snow Valley Main Study Plot, 8.5 km north-north-west of Fernie
Sand Creek
British Columbia
49.48718, -115.17632 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Mar 15, 1989 Bella Vista
Monashee Mountains
British Columbia
51.79756, -118.65363 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Mar 15, 1989 Flute Mountain
outside Whistler Mountain Ski Area
British Columbia
50.05722, -122.94803 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Jan 4, 1989 south of Westcastle Ski Area
Middle Kootenay Pass
Alberta
49.26711, -114.39617 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Jan 28, 1989 slope above west part of town
Telegraph Creek
British Columbia
57.90791, -131.1599 1 Other | Unknown
Jan 2, 1989 Christmas Chute
outside Blackcomb Ski Area
British Columbia
49.99982, -122.75131 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Apr 3, 1988 1 km north-east of ski area
outside Whitetooth Ski Area, Golden area
British Columbia
51.2855, -117.0508 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Mar 22, 1988 Sale Mountain
La Forme Creek area
British Columbia
52.78745, -118.10674 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Dec 28, 1988 Extra Light Ice Climb
Field area
British Columbia
51.40734, -116.45647 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Feb 7, 1988 Just BTL
1 km north of Crowfoot Pass
Alberta
51.61728, -116.39643 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 20, 1988 Fossil Mountain
near Lake Louise Ski Area
Alberta
51.50732, -116.04636 2 Recreation | Mountaineering
Feb 13, 1988
Shawinigan
Quebec
46.55427, -72.73946 1 Recreation | Other
Jan 17, 1988
Standfast Creek
British Columbia
50.91736, -117.87682 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Aug 1, 1987 below the Kain face
Mount Robson
British Columbia
53.11747, -119.14697 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Jun 14, 1987 east flank of north-east ridge
Mount Bryce
British Columbia
52.0574, -117.3066 3 Recreation | Mountaineering
May 29, 1987 near old lookout
Bow Summit
Alberta
51.70731, -116.49644 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Mar 23, 1987 Thunder River drainage
15 km north-north-east of Blue River
British Columbia
52.25745, -119.34708 7 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Aug 28, 1986 Mount Baker
Wapta Icefield
Alberta
51.63944, -116.52639 2 Recreation | Mountaineering
Jul 5, 1986
Temple Mountain
Alberta
51.35056, -116.20667 2 Recreation | Mountaineering
Mar 29, 1986 Clemina Creek
Valemount area
British Columbia
52.56744, -119.09699 4 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Feb 7, 1986 Curling
Corner Brook area
Newfoundland
48.95518, -57.95161 1 Recreation | Other
Feb 4, 1986 19 km east of Nakusp
Selkirk Mountains
British Columbia
50.25733, -117.99689 2 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Feb 17, 1986 200 m above the highway, 2 km south-west of Coquihalla Lakes
Coquihalla Lakes area
British Columbia
49.63736, -120.9976 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Jan 25, 1986 Mount White Queen
1 km north of Whitewater Ski Area
British Columbia
49.45723, -117.12676 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Mar 3, 1985 Montange Blanche
Charlevoix MountainsMontange Blanche
Quebec
51.60376, -67.1977 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Mar 2, 1985 4 km south of North Fork Pass
Mount Erris
British Columbia
49.88718, -114.67617 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Feb 23, 1985 Onion Mountain
Smithers area
British Columbia
54.88766, -126.82879 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Feb 18, 1985 Mount Duffy (Parbury)
6 km north-east of Blue River
British Columbia
52.16746, -119.15703 2 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Apr 1, 1984 Super Couloir Route
Deltaform Mountain
British Columbia
51.30167, -116.24528 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Dec 29, 1984 Mount Neptune
Rossland area
British Columbia
49.23724, -117.85693 2 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Dec 27, 1984 Wawa Bowl
Outside Sunshine Ski Area
Alberta
51.10727, -115.79634 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Feb 11, 1984
Redfern Lake
British Columbia
57.35786, -123.89632 2 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Jan 7, 1984 Quartz Ridge
Golden area
British Columbia
51.39061, -117.27882 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Jan 29, 1984 5 km west of the Continental Divide
Flathead Pass
British Columbia
49.45708, -114.66182 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Sep 18, 1983
Mount Charlton
Alberta
52.62407, -117.4954 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Jul 3, 1983 Base 3-3.5 Couloir
Moraine Lake
Alberta
51.30724, -116.19527 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Feb 13, 1983 Tent Ridge, Grizzly Basin
Kananaskis Country
Alberta
50.84055, -115.37848 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Jan 8, 1983
Apex Alpine Area
British Columbia
49.383, -119.904 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Aug 22, 1982 Grand Central couloir
Mount Kitchener
Alberta
52.21667, -117.33333 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Aug 20, 1982 west bowl
Mount Robson
British Columbia
53.12414, -119.14571 2 Recreation | Mountaineering
Aug 19, 1982
Crescent Glacier
British Columbia
50.75727, -116.77878 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Jun 11, 1982 north ridge
Mount Logan
Yukon
60.64149, -140.3503 3 Recreation | Mountaineering
Nov 27, 1982 Mount Sheer
Britannia Beach area
British Columbia
49.62402, -123.06343 1 Recreation | Other
Nov 1, 1982 Lower Lefroy and Victoria Glaciers
Lake Louise area
Alberta
51.37396, -116.26194 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Feb 5, 1982 Polar Circus
Cirrus Mountain
Alberta
52.17403, -116.97868 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Feb 22, 1982 Marmot Basin Ski Area
Jasper National Park
Alberta
52.79071, -118.11218 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Jan 18, 1982 CMH ski run 69
Bugaboos
British Columbia
50.70728, -116.61209 2 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Jan 12, 1982 railway mile 43.5
Terrace
British Columbia
54.25779, -129.44781 1 Transportation | Trails, Roads and Highways
Apr 2, 1981
Mount Stephen
British Columbia
50.82394, -116.99548 2 Recreation | Mountaineering
Mar 6, 1981
Mount Thompson
Alberta
51.67399, -116.51196 2 Recreation | Mountaineering
Feb 23, 1981
Crystalline Drainage
British Columbia
50.8389, -116.914 3 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Feb 22, 1981
Bourgeau Lake
Alberta
51.14058, -115.79522 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 22, 1981
Mount Thompson
Alberta
51.666, -116.513 2 Recreation | Mountaineering
Feb 21, 1981
Waterfall Valley
British Columbia
51.57392, -116.56198 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 18, 1981 Derickson Ridge
Revelstoke area
British Columbia
51.19067, -118.42907 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Aug 8, 1980
Slesse Mountain
British Columbia
49.02394, -121.5965 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Aug 20, 1980
Mount Athabasca
Alberta
52.19066, -117.21205 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Mar 15, 1980 meadow above timberline
Mount Mackenzie
British Columbia
51.97407, -118.07893 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Mar 17, 1979 Windy Pass
Gold Bridge area
British Columbia
51.0075, -122.94663 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Feb 28, 1979
Tangle Hill
Alberta
52.26194, -117.29583 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Feb 24, 1979
Stanley Basin
British Columbia
51.20724, -116.06192 2 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 23, 1979 near peak
Mount Mackenzie
British Columbia
50.974, -118.07903 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Feb 20, 1979 Between Back Bowl and Burnt Stew Basin
outside Whistler Mountain Ski Area
British Columbia
50.12405, -122.96337 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 14, 1979 Spillimacheen Range
Golden area
British Columbia
51.10729, -117.06214 7 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Aug 20, 1978 3-3.5 Couloir
Moraine Lake
Alberta
51.30724, -116.19527 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Dec 16, 1978 Dennis Creek
Slocan Lake area
British Columbia
50.04052, -117.39564 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 11, 1978
40 km south-west of Mica Creek
British Columbia
51.77113, -118.99208 4 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Jan 29, 1978
Chelmsford
Ontario
46.58812, -81.19069 1 Recreation | Other
Oct 9, 1977
President's Glacier
British Columbia
51.50729, -116.56199 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Mar 30, 1977 Flush Bowl
outside Lake Louise Ski Area
Alberta
51.44059, -116.09524 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Mar 27, 1977
Quartz Ridge
British Columbia
51.02386, -115.76188 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Mar 21, 1977 Tooth Chutes
outside Apex Alpine Ski Area
British Columbia
49.39333, -119.91861 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Mar 19, 1977 Bow Peak
Banff National Park
Alberta
51.64063, -116.37861 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Mar 17, 1977 Groovy
CMH Bugaboos
British Columbia
50.70724, -116.62874 3 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Mar 16, 1977 Table Mountain Ridge
Diana Lake
British Columbia
50.90728, -116.22865 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Feb 15, 1977 Park Parker Ridge
Banff National Park
Alberta
52.19069, -117.12871 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 13, 1977
Chateau-Richer
Quebec
46.96667, -71.01667 1 Recreation | Other
Jan 31, 1977
Thetfort Mines
Quebec
46.1, -71.3 1 Industry | Mining
Mar 23, 1976 Paradise Basin
Invermere area
British Columbia
50.45722, -116.32872 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Dec 28, 1976 Comte Dubuc
5 km east of Tadoussac
Quebec
48.15387, -69.62274 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Dec 12, 1976 Chancellor Peak
Yoho National Park
British Columbia
51.22392, -116.51201 3 Recreation | Mountaineering
Jan 16, 1976 2 km west of summit
Kootenay Pass
British Columbia
49.059, -117.044 3 Transportation | Trails, Roads and Highways
Jan 14, 1976
Cap Sante - Comte Portneuf
Quebec
46.67071, -71.7732 1 Recreation | Other
Aug 29, 1974 Mount Weisshorn
St Elias Range
Yukon
60.27485, -138.89987 2 Recreation | Mountaineering
Mar 30, 1974 Lookout Mountain
outside Sunshine Ski Area
Alberta
51.09059, -115.74521 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Feb 7, 1974
Bonnet Plume Range
Yukon
64.75832, -132.99802 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Feb 17, 1974 Mica Mountain
Cariboo Mountains
British Columbia
52.89081, -119.52915 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Heli & Cat
Jan 16, 1974 North Route Café on highway 16
45 km west of Terrace
British Columbia
54.39113, -129.13106 7 Transportation | Trails, Roads and Highways
Mar 14, 1973 Nine Mile Mountain
10 km north-east of Hazelton
British Columbia
55.35787, -127.49728 1 Recreation | Snowmobiling
Dec 9, 1973
Bow Summit
Alberta
51.70728, -116.49529 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Apr 8, 1972 Burnt Stew Basin
outside Whistler Mountain Ski Area
British Columbia
50.07404, -122.9467 4 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Apr 23, 1972 Apex Basin
Ymir Mountain
British Columbia
49.44055, -117.1123 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Mar 5, 1972 Mascot Mine
6 km east of Hope
British Columbia
49.39069, -121.44644 3 Transportation | Trails, Roads and Highways
Feb 5, 1972 Highland Creek
Scarborough
Ontario
43.77122, -79.14094 2 Recreation | Other
Feb 19, 1972 East ridge
Mount Edith Cavel
Alberta
52.67408, -118.04553 3 Recreation | Mountaineering
Aug 11, 1971
Mount St. Elias
Yukon
60.30813, -140.93378 4 Recreation | Mountaineering
Dec 23, 1971 Squaw Basin
outside Granite Mountain
British Columbia
49.10718, -117.8458 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Dec 23, 1971
30 km east of Fernie
British Columbia
49.50706, -114.62848 3 Transportation | Trails, Roads and Highways
Jan 24, 1970 Westcastle Ski Area
west of Pincher Creek
Alberta
49.31905, -114.41522 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Mar 23, 1969
Mount Hector
Alberta
51.575, -116.25944 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Dec 27, 1969 Mine Bell
Thetford Mines
Quebec
46.1, -71.3 1 Other | Unknown
Dec 15, 1968
Cap-Diamant
Quebec
46.80917, -71.20194 1 Recreation | Other
Dec 9, 1967
Parker Ridge
Alberta
52.19069, -117.12871 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Jan 30, 1967 Mount Whitehorn, Ptarmigan Chutes
outside Lake Louise Ski Area
Alberta
51.47394, -116.12858 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Jan 8, 1966 Macdonald West #2 slidepath on Trans-Canada Highway
Rogers Pass
British Columbia
51.30727, -117.51221 2 Transportation | Trails, Roads and Highways
Jan 1, 1966
Red Pass
British Columbia
52.9908, -118.99569 2 Transportation | Trails, Roads and Highways
Dec 28, 1965
Kootenay Pass
British Columbia
49.09049, -117.01231 1 Transportation | Trails, Roads and Highways
Feb 28, 1965 Lone Pine ski run
outside Mount Norquay Ski Area
Alberta
51.19055, -115.6285 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Feb 18, 1965 Granduc Mine
30 km north-west of Stewart
British Columbia
56.24121, -130.09786 26 Industry | Mining
Jan 13, 1965 Mount Caro Marion
Ocean Falls
British Columbia
52.35764, -127.69752 7 Buildings/Town | Town/Service Building
Jan 1, 1965
Darcy - Lillooet area
British Columbia
50.74077, -122.24651 1 Other | Unknown
Dec 30, 1962 North-east slope of Mount Whaleback
Yoho National Park
British Columbia
51.54061, -116.52865 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 6, 1962 Griquet
Northern Peninsula
Newfoundland
51.53333, -55.46667 1 Other | Unknown
Jan 21, 1962 Outside Silver Star Ski Area
Purcell Mountains
British Columbia
50.37395, -119.0626 1 Recreation | Downhill Resort Skiing
Jul 19, 1961
Mount Garibaldi
British Columbia
49.85737, -122.99673 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Jul 30, 1960
Mount Waddington
British Columbia
51.37418, -125.2471 4 Recreation | Mountaineering
Apr 7, 1959 Torbit Mine
Alice Arm
British Columbia
55.47452, -129.54777 1 Industry | Mining
Mar 24, 1959
McGillivray Pass
British Columbia
50.69079, -122.59658 2 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 16, 1959 The Battery
St Johns
Newfoundland
47.56887, -52.67218 5 Buildings/Town | Town/Service Building
Nov 23, 1958 Bow Summit
Banff National Park
Alberta
51.72391, -116.4953 2 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Mar 23, 1957
Woodbury Creek
British Columbia
49.752, -116.912 1 Transportation | Trails, Roads and Highways
Mar 17, 1957 Richardson Ridge
Near Lake Louise
Alberta
51.4739, -116.1119 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Mar 11, 1956 Marmot Basin
Jasper National Park
Alberta
52.79071, -118.1122 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Jul 11, 1955 Sentinel Pass
Mount Temple
Alberta
51.33972, -116.22111 7 Recreation | Mountaineering
Mar 27, 1955 Seymour Inlet
north-west of Vancouver
British Columbia
51.07426, -127.16414 1 Industry | Logging
Mar 7, 1950
St-Francois-de-Pabos
Quebec
48.38061, -64.62988 1 Recreation | Other
Jan 14, 1950 Hell's Gate
Fraser River
British Columbia
49.79064, -121.44642 1 Transportation | Railways
Feb 23, 1949 Hoodoo Curve
Boston Bar
British Columbia
49.82406, -121.42975 1 Transportation | Trails, Roads and Highways
Dec 30, 1948 Upper Capilano
Vancouver
British Columbia
49.49076, -123.11345 1 Other | Unknown
Jul 22, 1947 Serra Peaks area
Mount Waddington
British Columbia
51.39316, -125.20589 1 Recreation | Mountaineering
Mar 26, 1945 Mount Richardson
Lake Louise
Alberta
51.49057, -116.12858 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 19, 1944 Nigel Peak
Banff National Park
Alberta
52.24, -117.17 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 11, 1943 McLean Point, Kwinitsa
Skeena Valley
British Columbia
54.22451, -129.58117 3 Transportation | Trails, Roads and Highways
Mar 21, 1938 Elysium Pass
20 km west of Jasper
Alberta
52.95472, -118.33944 2 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Mar 1, 1937 Canadian Pacific Railway
Rogers Pass
British Columbia
51.29063, -117.51221 1 Transportation | Railways
Dec 31, 1937 Mount Schaffer
Yoho National Park
British Columbia
51.34446, -116.3401 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 24, 1937
Sandon
British Columbia
49.9755, -117.22696 1 Buildings/Town | Town/Service Building
Feb 11, 1937 Canadian Pacific Railway
Illecillewaet
British Columbia
51.18349, -117.75612 2 Transportation | Railways
Mar 12, 1936
Saint-Tite-des-Caps
Quebec
47.13333, -70.76667 4 Other | Unknown
Mar 12, 1936
Les Eboulements
Quebec
47.48333, -70.31667 1 Transportation | Trails, Roads and Highways
Mar 12, 1936
Baie-Saint-Paul - Charlevoix
Quebec
47.45, -70.5 1 Other | Unknown
Mar 12, 1936
Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois
Quebec
47.30308, -70.56897 5 Other | Unknown
Mar 4, 1935 Curling Road
Corner Brook
Newfoundland
48.9527, -57.93866 3 Buildings/Town | Town/Service Building
Mar 1, 1935 Okak
Labrador
Newfoundland
57.55306, -61.95296 2 Buildings/Town | Town/Service Building
Jan 7, 1935 Taseko-Motherlode Mine
Chilcotin Ranges
British Columbia
51.0797, -123.4168 7 Industry | Mining
Jan 24, 1935 Clanwilliam Slide
west of Revelstoke
British Columbia
50.968, -118.362 3 Buildings/Town | Town/Service Building
Jan 23, 1935 Cloister on the Canadian Pacific Railway
Golden area
British Columbia
51.3, -116.9 1 Transportation | Railways
Dec 24, 1934 Teddy Glacier Mine
Camborne area
British Columbia
50.868, -117.748 2 Industry | Mining
Apr 7, 1933
Fossil Mountain
Alberta
51.50306, -116.04611 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 24, 1933
Duchesnay Pass
British Columbia
51.3739, -116.42865 2 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 19, 1930 Canadian Pacific Railway at the Downie Slide
Albert Canyon
British Columbia
51.19606, -117.74774 2 Transportation | Railways
Dec 17, 1927 Porter Idaho Mine
Marmot River area Porter Idaho Mine
British Columbia
55.87458, -129.94784 1 Industry | Mining
Feb 24, 1927 Extenuate Mine
Stewart area
British Columbia
55.99125, -129.93117 1 Industry | Mining
Feb 19, 1927 Dam Mountain
Coastal Mountains
British Columbia
49.394167, -123.081111 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing, Self-propelled
Feb 7, 1921 The Battery
St. John's
Newfoundland
47.56887, -52.67218 1 Buildings/Town | Town/Service Building
Feb 17, 1921 Signal Hill
St. John's
Newfoundland
47.56887, -52.67218 1 Buildings/Town | Town/Service Building
Nov 10, 1918 Mountain Con Mine
Silverton
British Columbia
49.92722, -117.14556 2 Industry | Mining
Dec 31, 1917 Humber River
Shellbird Island
Newfoundland
48.95272, -57.85532 1 Transportation | Railways
Jan 12, 1917 Exact location unknown
Hazelton
British Columbia
55.2578, -127.66399 2 Industry | Mining
Mar 22, 1915 Jane Camp; combined rock and snow avalanche; +/- 100m
Britannia Mine
British Columbia
49.61286, -123.14086 57 Industry | Mining
Jan 8, 1913 Reco Mine
Sandon
British Columbia
49.98083, -117.18611 1 Industry | Mining
Jan 7, 1913 Alamo Mine
Sandon
British Columbia
49.99051, -117.22894 1 Industry | Mining
Jan 6, 1913 Noble Five Mine
Sandon
British Columbia
49.99051, -117.22894 3 Industry | Mining
Jan 14, 1913 Coal Creek
Fernie
British Columbia
49.49047, -114.96188 1 Industry | Mining
Mar 12, 1912
Baie-Saint-Paul
Quebec
47.45, -70.5 1 Other | Unknown
Mar 11, 1912 Baie Verte
Tilt Cove
Newfoundland
49.88333, -55.63333 5 Industry | Mining
Dec 30, 1912 Coal Creek
Fernie
British Columbia
49.49047, -114.96188 6 Industry | Mining
Jan 14, 1912 Exact location unknown
Rogers Pass
British Columbia
51.3, -117.5167 1 Transportation | Railways
Oct 5, 1911
Ben My Chree Mine
British Columbia
59.43168, -134.46574 2 Industry | Mining
Mar 9, 1911
Flint and Granite King Mines
British Columbia
49.92834, -117.10783 1 Industry | Mining
Dec 23, 1911 Noble Five Mine
Sandon
British Columbia
49.99051, -117.22894 1 Industry | Mining
Mar 5, 1910
Washington Slocan Mine
British Columbia
50.00549, -117.21893 1 Industry | Mining
Mar 4, 1910 17 Shed on the Canadian Pacific Railway
Rogers Pass
British Columbia
51.28713, -117.51602 58 Transportation | Railways
Dec 12, 1910 Silver Cup Mine
Skeena District
British Columbia
55.35111, -127.51611 1 Industry | Mining
Feb 4, 1910
Lorne Creek
British Columbia
54.88083, -128.38722 1 Industry | Trapping
Jan 1, 1910
Burgeo
Newfoundland
47.61667, -57.61667 1 Other | Unknown
Jan 15, 1909 Canadian Pacific Railway
Three Valley Lake
British Columbia
50.934, -118.455 2 Transportation | Railways
Jan 15, 1909 Saddle Rock area
Fraser Canyon
British Columbia
49.63917, -121.40694 2 Transportation | Railways
Apr 13, 1908 Downie Slide on the Canadian Pacific Railway
Albert Canyon
British Columbia
51.19606, -117.74774 4 Transportation | Railways
Apr 12, 1907 American Boy Mine
Sandon
British Columbia
49.99278, -117.20417 1 Industry | Mining
Feb 7, 1907 Coal Creek
Fernie
British Columbia
49.44722, -114.99694 1 Industry | Mining
Jan 22, 1907 Devlin Group of mines
Salmo
British Columbia
49.20714, -117.26236 1 Industry | Mining
Jan 12, 1905 St-Sauveur
Ville de Quebec
Quebec
46.81111, -71.23639 1 Recreation | Other
Apr 11, 1904 Canadian Pacific Railway
Revelstoke
British Columbia
50.99068, -118.22905 2 Transportation | Railways
Jan 30, 1904 50 km north of Squamish
Coastal Mountains
British Columbia
50.67415, -123.49677 1 Industry | Trapping
Jan 25, 1904 Canadian Pacific Railway
Revelstoke
British Columbia
50.99069, -118.24572 1 Transportation | Railways
Dec 25, 1902 Molly Gibson Mine
Selkirk Mountains
British Columbia
49.73519, -117.14791 9 Industry | Mining
May 6, 1900
Alamo Basin Idaho Group
British Columbia
49.972, -117.30127 2 Industry | Mining
Apr 28, 1900
Lardeau-Duncan mining area
British Columbia
49.9058, -116.91655 2 Industry | Mining
Mar 9, 1900
Trout Lake
British Columbia
50.64722, -117.53889 1 Industry | Mining
Mar 8, 1900 Noble Five Mine
Sandon
British Columbia
49.98893, -117.2008 2 Industry | Mining
Mar 11, 1900 east of the summit
Rogers Pass
British Columbia
51.3258, -117.46523 1 Transportation | Railways
Dec 20, 1900
Idaho Basin Mine
British Columbia
49.972, -117.30127 1 Industry | Mining
Jan 31, 1899 Canadian Pacific Railway station
Rogers Pass
British Columbia
51.3157, -117.5058 7 Transportation | Railways
Jan 30, 1899 Canadian Pacific Railway snowshed
Rogers Pass
British Columbia
51.34066, -117.4622 1 Transportation | Railways
Jan 0, 1899 Ajax Mine
Sandon
British Columbia
49.99306, -117.20667 1 Industry | Mining
Apr 3, 1898
Silverton Area Slide
British Columbia
49.96389, -117.28056 1 Transportation | Mining
April 3, 1898 Chilkoot Pass
Alaska, USA
59.6922371, -135.2392066 68 Transportation | Trails, Roads and Highways
Dec 10, 1898 Millie Mack Mine
Burton
British Columbia
50.06028, -117.72722 2 Industry | Mining
Dec 9, 1898 Crater Lake
Chilkoot Pass
British Columbia
59.70644, -135.22324 6 Transportation | Trails, Roads and Highways
Feb 27, 1898
Silverton Area Slide
British Columbia
49.96389, -117.28056 1 Industry | Mining
Feb 22, 1898 Three Forks Slide
Sandon
British Columbia
50.01306, -117.28516 1 Industry | Mining
Feb 22, 1898 Lévis
South Quebec
Quebec
46.8, -71.18333 4 Buildings/Town | Town/Service Building
Apr 4, 1897 Slocan Milling Company Tram
Slocan
British Columbia
50.01239, -117.28413 3 Industry | Mining
Mar 31, 1897 Antoine Mine
Slocan
British Columbia
50.00222, -117.19972 1 Industry | Mining
Nov 14, 1897
Red Fox Mine
British Columbia
50.00278, -117.19306 1 Industry | Mining
Jan 21, 1897
Ibex Mine
British Columbia
50.07191, -117.11251 1 Industry | Mining
Jan 8, 1896 Abbott Group Mines
Lardo-Duncan
British Columbia
50.62935, -117.15865 2 Industry | Mining
Feb 2, 1895 Noble Five Mine
Sandon
British Columbia
49.98893, -117.2008 1 Industry | Mining
Jan 10, 1895 exact location unknown
Eureka Mine
British Columbia
49.73555, -116.91195 1 Industry | Mining
Jan 23, 1895 Bluff Head Brook
Chromite Mine
Newfoundland
48.7833, -58.6167 4 Industry | Mining
Mar 12, 1893 exact location unknown
Murdering Corner
Newfoundland
53.7, -57.01667 3 Recreation | Other
Jan 4, 1893 Freddie Lee Mine
Slocan
British Columbia
49.96528, -117.20667 2 Industry | Mining
Jan 20, 1891 Ireland's Eye
Ireland's Bight (Hare Bay)
Newfoundland
51.21, -55.46 3 Buildings/Town | Town/Service Building
Feb 15, 1890 exact location unknown
Conne River
Newfoundland
47.90889, -55.69861 2 Other | Various
Feb 28, 1887 east of Rogers Pass summit
Glacier National Park
British Columbia
51.31817, -117.49322 6 Transportation | Railways
Feb 8, 1885 McDermot's Camp west of the summit
Rogers Pass route
British Columbia
unknown, unknown 3 Transportation | Railways
Feb 6, 1885 near Mount Cheops in present-day Glacier National Park
Rogers Pass route
British Columbia
51.26362, -117.53617 1 Transportation | Railways
Feb 4, 1885 near the western boundary of present-day Glacier National Park
Rogers Pass route
British Columbia
51.21027, -117.71216 1 Transportation | Railways
Feb 25, 1885 in present-day Glacier National Park
Rogers Pass
British Columbia
51.29063, -117.51221 6 Transportation | Railways
Jan 26, 1884 exact location unknown
Betts Cove
Newfoundland
49.36916, -55.42181 1 Industry | Mining
Feb 12, 1879 Saint-David
Lévis
Quebec
46.8, -71.18333 1 Other | Unknown
Feb 9, 1877 exact location unknown
Betts Cove
Newfoundland
49.8192, -55.77171 6 Industry | Mining
Feb 25, 1876 Curzon Village
Woody Point
Newfoundland
49.51667, -57.91667 3 Buildings/Town | Town/Service Building
Feb 3, 1875 exact location unknown
Promontoir de Quebec
Quebec
46.80014, -71.21597 8 Buildings/Town | Town/Service Building
Jan 6, 1873 exact location unknown
Trinity
Newfoundland
48.36667, -53.36667 1 Buildings/Town | Town/Service Building
Mar 11, 1869 exact location unknown
Lévis
Quebec
46.8, -71.18333 4 Buildings/Town | Town/Service Building
Feb 16, 1869 exact location unknown
Lévis
Quebec
46.8, -71.18333 1 Buildings/Town | Town/Service Building
Feb 26, 1866 exact location unknown
Les Eboulements
Quebec
47.48333, -70.31667 1 Buildings/Town | Town/Service Building
Mar 11, 1865 Saint-Nicholas
Lévis
Quebec
46.8, -71.18333 1 Other | Unknown
Mar 12, 1863 Distress Cove (St. Brides)
Placentia Bay
Newfoundland
46.91764, -54.1654 2 Recreation | Hunting/Fishing
Jan 16, 1863 exact location unknown
Lévis
Quebec
46.8, -71.18333 2 Other | Unknown
Feb 5, 1856 Big Pond
Cape Breton
Nova Scotia
45.90909, -60.53551 5 Buildings/Town | Town/Service Building
Feb 1, 1852 exact location unknown
Promontoir de Quebec
Quebec
46.80014, -71.21597 7 Buildings/Town | Town/Service Building
Dec 18, 1843 Ville de Quebec
Cap Blanc
Quebec
46.80308, -71.20897 1 Other | Unknown
Feb 1, 1840 exact location unknown
Chateau-Richer
Quebec
46.96667, -71.01667 1 Other | Unknown
May 24, 1833 exact location unknown
Carbonear
Newfoundland
47.73333, -53.21667 1 Other | Various
1830 Kingaite
Northumberland Inlet
Nunavut
62.81367, -67.25668 1 Recreation | Hunting/Fishing
Feb 4, 1825 Saint-Joseph de Lévis
Pointe Lévis
Quebec
46.8, -71.13333 5 Other | Unknown
1782 near Moravian mission
Nain
Newfoundland
56.53333, -61.68333 22 Buildings/Town | Town/Service Building

New Year's Eve Celebration Becomes a Nightmare

DateLocationLat, LongDeathsCategory | Subcategory
Jan 1, 1999 Kangiqsualujjuaq, QC 56.000, -123.000 9 Recreation | Backcountry skiing, self-propelled

Ninety minutes past midnight, an avalanche struck amid celebrations welcoming the New Year in this northern community. Hitting a school from the rear, the slide engulfed people gathered outside, knocked holes through the school walls and partially filled the gymnasium.

Site of the Kangiqsualujjuaq Avalanche Tragedy

Black and white aerial photograph of two damaged buildings and avalanche debris.
Kangiqsualujjuaq Avalanche Tragedy. The toll was staggering: 9 dead, including 5 children aged 22 months to eight years. 25 more were injured.

Today, the old school "Satuumavik" site has been abandoned and a new school "Ulluriaq" stands in an avalanche-safe area. Kangiqsualujjuaq, QC, 1999. Revelstoke Museum & Archives 5524. © Bruce Jamieson.

Rescuers Search for Avalanche Victims

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Kangiqsualujjuaq Avalanche Tragedy, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) television news broadcast, 1999.

On January 1, 1999, the remote Northern Quebec community of Kangiqsualujjuaq awoke to the tragic news of an early-morning avalanche that came down the mountainside and through the wall of a gymnasium full of people having a party. 5 children and 4 adults died. Courtesy Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), 1999.

A Father's Song spoken by Tania Peters

A Father's Song

“All I own, I can lose. Nothing can you gain.”

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Lyrics to A Father's Song in Peter Freschen's "Book of the Eskimo". Arctic explorer, Freschen collected the words to this Inuit song sometime in the early 1900s. Presented by Tania Peters. © Revelstoke Museum and Archives A2014.1.1.

Living in Deadly Places

DateLocationLat, LongDeathsCategory/Subcategory
March 11, 1912 Tilt Cove, near Baie Verte, NL 49.883, -114.962 5 Industry | Mining

For the people in two houses, it was a time of brutal shock as their sanctuaries disintegrated into places of pain and sorrow. Five died including a father, a son, a brother and sister, and a family servant, Emily, who shielded another child from death.

Tilt Cove Avalanche

Black and white photograph of the remains of two-storey house in snow, cut in two with roof stripped off.
Scenes like this have been repeated many times along the coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador and throughout Canada's avalanche country.

Attacking from the rear, the snowslide caved in walls, tore through rooms and blasted out front windows. A torn roof lay upside down on the snow like a discarded eggshell. Tilt Cove, NL, 1912. Courtesy of the MacKinnon family, Revelstoke Museum & Archives 5538.

Home of Francis Williams, Tilt Cove

Black and white photograph of two-storey wooden house in winter with steep mountain slope in background.
The Williams' house before the avalanche. The slide came from the cliffs behind the houses in this tiny mining community.

After the snowslide ruptured, it was only moments before the Cunningham and Williams' households were shattered in agony and death. Tilt Cove, NL, 1912. © The Rooms Provincial Archives Division, A 24-100, Home of Francis Williams, Tilt Cove / Francis Williams [postcard: before March 1912], Smith family collection. Revelstoke Museum & Archives 5539.

On Canada's Doorstep - The Palm Sunday Avalanche

DateLocationLat, LongDeathsCategory | Subcategory
April 3, 1898 Chilkoot Pass, Crater Lake, BC 59.70644, -135.22324 68 Transportation | Trails, Roads and Highways

Chilkoot Pass on the Canada-United States Boundary – April 3, 1898. An endless line of Klondike gold rushers trudging up the steep snow-covered Chilkoot Pass sets the scene for North America's second-worst avalanche disaster on Palm Sunday, 1898. Aboriginal packers warned of the avalanche danger that day. Many stampeders forged on. A series of slides claimed about 68 lives.

Chilkoot Pass

Black and white photograph of dozens of men with packs hiking in line up steep, snow-covered mountain slope.
Heavily burdened on a grueling slope, the stampeders were within sight of the Canadian boundary when the avalanches struck.

The Klondikers were on the Alaska (USA) side of the pass when the avalanches hit. © University of Washington, Library, Special Collections AWC3837.

Snow Storm on Chilkoot Summit

Black and white, close-up photograph of dozens of men and several dogs pulling sleighs with equipment down steep mountain side in snow storm.
At the summit of the pass, the stampeders crossed into British Columbia, Canada, leaving their greatest exposure to avalanches behind.

Avalanches likely occurred on both sides of the border that day. The next winter, avalanches killed 6 people on the BC side. Chilkoot Pass Summit, BC, 1898. © National Museum of Canada / Library and Archives Canada PA-013498.

Exhumation of the bodies of buried tramway men

At least 20 men with shovels stand still for black and white photograph on the site of fatal snowslide.
Packs and freight carried by the stampeders would have made searching for survivors difficult. No Aboriginal people were among the victims.

Chilkoot Pass, Alaska, 1898. © Image D-06525 courtesy of Royal BC Museum, BC Archives.c_05172.

Dyea Trail Avalanche History

Black and white newspaper clipping from 'Daily Colonist' with article about Palm Sunday avalanche, titled 'Buried in Snow'.
News of the tragedy arrived in Victoria, BC by steamship 5 days after the slides and made newspaper headlines the next day.

The trail over the Chilkoot Pass was known as the Dyea Trail. This story in the Victoria Colonist also mentions avalanche problems along the trail the previous year. © Used with permission of the Victoria Times-Colonist.

Michel Trudeau Swept Into Kokanee Lake

DateLocationLat, LongDeathsCategory | Subcategory
Jan 1, 1999 Kokanee Lake, BC 49.748, -117.177 1 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing

When a small avalanche pushed Michel Trudeau onto the thin ice over Kokanee Lake, he broke through while still wearing skis, poles and pack. Unable to reach shore, the crystal-clear waters within the spectacular wilderness sanctuary of Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park became his gravesite.

Kokanee Lake

Aerial, colour photograph of snow covered valley surrounded by mountains.
Michel Trudeau's tragic death brought avalanche safety into sharp focus for Canadians across the nation.

Site of the avalanche that claimed the life of Michel Trudeau, youngest son of Canada's 15th Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau. The avalanche originated in the cliffs on the right side of the lake near the far end in this view. Michel's group was following the trail between the lake and the cliffs. Revelstoke Museum & Archives 5522. © Martin Naroznik.

Avalanche: Michel Trudeau is lost.

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1998 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) television news report on the avalanche tragedy in Kokanee Glacier Park that killed Michel Trudeau on November 15, 1998.

The Trudeau family later helped create the Canadian Avalanche Foundation, a charitable organization financially supporting public avalanche safety. © Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Archives A.2013.17.1

Avalanche Safety

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The Trudeau family's efforts to educate a snow-bound nation about the risks that skiers and snowboarders take when they cross the "stupid line".

Since Michel's death, the Trudeau family has been a strong supporter of avalanche safety in Canada. Their message is clear: don't cross the stupid line. © Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Archives A2013.17.2

Michel Trudeau skiing.

Colour photograph of skier (Michel Trudeau) in mid-air as he jumps off cliff at ski resort.
"My brother Michel was the backcountry Trudeau; his was to be a life in and of the mountains…" Justin Trudeau, 1995.

Winter of 1995, Whistler, BC. Revelstoke Museum & Archives, 5565. © Justin Trudeau.

Searching for Trudeau

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We have decided as a family that this is too risky… we do not want to put any other lives at risk, and we are making a recommendation that we stand down on the recovery.” Sacha Trudeau, 1998.

Avalanche professional John Tweedy describes the difficult decision to end the search for Michel Trudeau due to dangerous conditions. Michel Trudeau, youngest son of former Prime Minister, P. E. Trudeau, was killed in an avalanche in Kokanee Glacier Park in 1998. At the time of the accident, Tweedy worked as an avalanche professional in charge of highway safety on Highway 3 through Kootenay Pass, BC. Interview: July 8, 2013, Revelstoke, BC. Revelstoke Museum & Archives A.2013.19. © John G Woods. Photo: John Tweedy, Revelstoke Museum & Archives, 5566. © John G Woods.

RCMP Search

Colour photograph of 5 members of police dive team as they manoeuvre black inflatable boat onto ice covered lake.
Police dive team search Kokanee Lake for Michel Trudeau several days after the accident, 1998.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police dive team searching for Michel in Kokanee Lake. Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park, BC, 1998. Revelstoke Museum & Archives 5521. © John Tweedy personal collection.

Kokanee Lake Avalanches

8 men, 1 woman and 1 child pose for black and white photograph with building in background, in summer.
An avalanche killed 9 people at the Molly Gibson Mine above Kokanee Lake on December 25, 1902.

22 people have died in avalanches in the vicinity of Kokanee Lake between 1902-2011. They include 13 backcountry skiers and 9 miners at the Molly Gibson Mine above Kokanee Lake. Molly Gibson Mine, BC, circa 1930. © Image d_06525, courtesy of Royal BC Museum, BC Archives.


Dried Tears Led to Better Safety

DateLocationLat, LongDeathsCategory | Subcategory
February 1, 2003 Connaught Creek, BC 51.29536, -117.55214 7 Recreation | Backcountry Skiing

Revelstoke is no stranger to grieving the loss of life to avalanches. Within two weeks 14 skiers had died in the mountains this community calls home. And while all life is precious, seven were children, the hope of every nation. Their loss would be long-remembered by Canadians as a painful sorrow embedded in a tragic winter.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Television News Broadcast.

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A school wilderness ski trip becomes a nightmare as an avalanche in the Rogers Pass area of Glacier National Park claims 7 lives.

Two avalanche accidents in 2003 near Revelstoke, BC stunned the nation. 7 backcountry skiers died on January 20th near the Durrand Glacier. 12 days later, 7 teenagers lost their lives below Balu Pass in Glacier National Park. © Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

Connaught Creek, Balu Pass

Black and white aerial view of valley surrounded by steep mountains in winter.
The avalanche struck the school group as they ascended the steeper part of the valley reaching up to the headwall of the valley of Balu Pass.

Connaught Creek leading to Balu Pass has long been a favourite for backcountry ski-touring. Glacier National Park, BC, Revelstoke Museum & Archives PSA-79.

Rescuers on the Scene of the School Trip Tragedy

Colour photograph of 18 rescuers in search line probing the avalanche debris for victims on mountain slope.
Although all the victims were found with transceivers, rescuers formed a search line probing the avalanche debris as an extra precaution to make sure that everyone was found.

Glacier National Park, BC, Febuary 3, 2003. Revelstoke Museum & Archives 5525. © Parks Canada.

Avalanche Safety Becomes A Priority

Colour map highlighting dangerous section of mountain pass with tips to stay safe in the area.
Parks Canada avalanche terrain map for Connaught Creek. Parks Canada developed terrain classifications and guidelines for youth groups in the aftermath of the Connaught Creek tragedy.

After 13 fatal incidents resulting in 29 deaths during the winter of 2002-2003, Canada devoted renewed energy, focus and funding to avalanche safety. Working closely with Parks Canada, Avalanche Canada emerged as a national voice for public awareness and safety. Revelstoke Museum & Archives 5337. © Parks Canada.

Tragedy Leads to Canada's Largest Provincial Avalanche Safety Program

DateLocationLat, LongDeathsCategory | Subcategory
Jan 16, 1974 North Route Café, 45 km west of Terrace, BC 54.39113, -129.13106 7 Buildings/Town

It was a bad night to drive through the mountains. Highway 16 had become a traveller’s nightmare: knee-high new snow at Terrace and more snow to the west. With slides already down, eight marooned people waited at the service centre. With dawn, another avalanche obliterated their refuge. Seven died in the avalanche-churned snow, buried as much as 8 m deep.

North Route Café Avalanche.

Black and white close-up photograph of up to 6 rescuers with shovels on site of avalanche.
A mix of housing debris, large trees and snow up to 8 metres deep complicated the search at North Route Café, January 16, 1974.

A helicopter spotted the avalanche debris and a rescue mission commenced. Miraculously, 1 survivor was found under 1.5 m of snow after burial of more than 7 hours. January 16, 1974, Revelstoke Museum & Archives 5534. © BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

North Route Café Victims

Blue-tinted colour photograph of two overturned vehicles covered in avalanche debris in mountain valley.
The avalanche destroyed buildings and threw aside vehicles at the North Route Café, 1974.

The avalanche victims included the cafe owner, his daughter, a short-order cook, a machine operator and a highway snowplough driver and 2 stranded travellers. Revelstoke Museum & Archives 5535. © BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

Highway Avalanche Atlas

Aerial view, colour photograph of section of highway in winter with 3 slidepaths above.
North Route slidepath, 2013. Travellers would have been completely unaware of the huge avalanche path directly above them.

The North Route slidepath is now mapped in a highway avalanche atlas including all avalanche paths that could potentially reach the highway. Revelstoke Museum & Archives 5328, 2013. © BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Scott Garvin.

Keeping Motorists Safe

Colour photograph of slidepath viewed from the valley floor in summer.
North Route slidepath at highway. Today, vegetation has grown back at the Café site and there is little evidence of the tragedy.

The BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has mapped over 1400 avalanche paths affecting BC highways. Throughout the avalanche season, their team of avalanche professionals work to keep motorists safe, BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Steve Brushey. © Revelstoke Museum & Archives 5526, 2013.

Highway Safety Programme

Three rescuers in red jackets stand for colour photograph in front of blue rescue helicopter on mountain top.
In the aftermath of the North Route Café tragedy, BC launched an extensive highway avalanche safety programme.

Today, avalanche professionals have mapped over 1,400 avalanche paths, including the North Route, and operate an around-the-clock safety programme throughout the avalanche season. Revelstoke Museum & Archives 5527, 2013. © BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

The Superstorm of 1910

Superstorm strikes the Pacific Northwest

Pacific Northwest, February 24 to March 5, 1910 - For ten brutal days, storm-after-storm strode across North America’s western mountains. Extraordinary quantities of snow and rising temperatures fueled an avalanche cycle unparalleled in the continent’s history. The death tally was staggering. Ten slides claimed at least 180 people: 59 in Canada and 121 in the United States.

Day 1: February 24, 1910

Cornucopia, OR

Weather at Glacier, BC
Max Temp
-20 °C
Daily Snowfall
38.1 cm
Total Snowfall
38.1 cm
AvalanchesWeather
to datetodaylocation
(lat, long)
fatalities todayfatalities to date locationmax temptotal snowfalldaily snowfall
11Rogers Pass, BC
(51.2871, -117.5160)
-1 Rogers Pass-20 °C38.1 cm38.1
Cornucopia, OR
(45.0127, -117.2135)
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Day 2: February 25, 1910

Cascade Tunnel, WA

Weather at Glacier, BC
Max Temp
-13.3 °C
Daily Snowfall
17.8 cm
Total Snowfall
55.9 cm
AvalanchesWeather
to datetodaylocation
(lat, long)
fatalities todayfatalities to date locationmax temptotal snowfalldaily snowfall
21 Merritt, WA
(47.7811, -120.8419)
-3 Rogers Pass-13.3 °C55.9 cm17.8 cm
Cascade Tunnel, WA
(47.7716, -121.164)
2
Telma
(47.8400, -120.8144)
-

Day 3: February 26, 1910

Adair, MT

Weather at Glacier, BC
Max Temp
-6.7 °C
Daily Snowfall
7.6 cm
Total Snowfall
63.5 cm
AvalanchesWeather
to datetodaylocation
(lat, long)
fatalities todayfatalities to date locationmax temptotal snowfalldaily snowfall
31 Katches No. 1, WA
(47.2643, -121.2059)
-6 Rogers Pass-6.7 °C63.5 cm7.6 cm
Gaynor, WA
(47.7805, -120.9372)
-
Saltees, MT
(47.4103, -115.5086)
-
Saltees, MT
(47.4103, -115.5086)
-
Adair, MT
(48.6972, -114.1926)
3

Day 4: February 27, 1910

Mace, ID

Weather at Glacier, BC
Max Temp
-3.9 °C
Daily Snowfall
25.4 cm
Total Snowfall
88.9 cm
AvalanchesWeather
to datetodaylocation
(lat, long)
fatalities todayfatalities to date locationmax temptotal snowfalldaily snowfall
418 Bear Creek, BC
(51.3323, -117.4516)
-1 Rogers Pass3.9 °C88.9 cm25.4 cm
Gaynor, WA
(47.7805, -120.9372)
-
Bern No. 1, WA
(47.7661, -121.0016)
-
Katches No.2, WA
(47.2643, -121.2059)
-
Mace, ID
(47.518, -115.822)
12
Bear Gulch, ID
(43.6827, -114.2161)
-
Paragon Mine, ID
(47.6052, -115.736816)
-
Seedar Creek, ID
(47.5944, -115.7963)
-
Fielding, MT
(48.2769, -113.4482)
-
Highgate Siding, MT
(48.2471, -113.4806)
-
Highgate Siding, MT
(48.2471, -113.4806)
-
Drexel, MT
(47.327, -115.253)
-

Day 5: February 28, 1910

Burke, ID

Weather at Glacier, BC
Max Temp
-1.1 °C
Daily Snowfall
17.8 cm
Total Snowfall
106.7 cm
AvalanchesWeather
to datetodaylocation
(lat, long)
fatalities todayfatalities to date locationmax temptotal snowfalldaily snowfall
51 Burke, ID
(47.3113, -115.4913)
523 Rogers Pass-1.1 °C106.7 cm17.8 cm

Day 6: March 1, 1910

Wellington, Drury, Roslyn, WA

Weather at Glacier, BC
Max Temp
-1.1 °C
Daily Snowfall
22.9 cm
Total Snowfall
129.6 cm
AvalanchesWeather
to datetodaylocation
(lat, long)
fatalities todayfatalities to date locationmax temptotal snowfalldaily snowfall
83 Wellington, WA
(47.7716, -121.164)
96121 Rogers Pass-1.1 °C129.6 cm22.9 cm
Drury, WA
(47.6342, -120.7270)
1
Roslyn, WA
(47.2250, -121.0030)
1
Rogers Pass, BC
(51.2871, -117.5160)
-

North America’s Worst Avalanche Accident

Black and white photograph of mangled rotary snow plough covered in avalanche debris.
At one location, 98 died in North America’s worst avalanche accident. The avalanche descended on buildings and stranded trains at Wellington on the Great Northern Railway on the west side of Stevens Pass, Washington State, USA.

A mangled rotary snow plough rests amongst the wreckage at the Wellington avalanche disaster. Wellington, WA, 1910. © Washington State Historical Society 1943.42.17467.

North America’s Worst Avalanche Accident

Four men pose for black and white photograph amongst huge fallen trees on mountain-side.
Searchers are dwarfed by huge trees swept down in the avalanche, Wellington, WA 1910. © Washington State Historical Society.

Wellington, WA 1910. © Washington State Historical Society

North America’s Worst Avalanche Accident

Faded black and white photograph of train station with hand-written annotations pointing out where avalanche struck.
The steep slopes above the Wellington station showed fire-scars and fallen timber, Wellington, WA circa 1910. © Lee Pickett photo, Skykomish Historical Society.

Wellington, WA circa 1910. © Lee Pickett photo, Skykomish Historical Society.

Day 7: March 2, 1910

Weather at Glacier, BC
Max Temp
-4.4 °C
Daily Snowfall
0 cm
Total Snowfall
129.6 cm
AvalanchesWeather
to datetodaylocation
(lat, long)
fatalities todayfatalities to date locationmax temptotal snowfalldaily snowfall
80 Berne, WA
(47.7698, -120.9809)
-121 Rogers Pass-4.4 °C129.6 cm0 cm
Red Mountain, OR
(42.2868, -118.3179)
-

Day 8: March 3, 1910

Weather at Glacier, BC
Max Temp
+1.7 °C
Daily Snowfall
17.8 cm
Total Snowfall
147.4 cm
AvalanchesWeather
to datetodaylocation
(lat, long)
fatalities todayfatalities to date locationmax temptotal snowfalldaily snowfall
80 Highgate, MT
(48.2471, -113.4806)
-121 Rogers Pass1.7 °C147.4 cm17.8 cm

Day 9: March 4, 1910

Rogers Pass, BC

Weather at Glacier, BC
Max Temp
+3.9 °C
Daily Snowfall
55.9 cm
Total Snowfall
203.3 cm
AvalanchesWeather
to datetodaylocation
(lat, long)
fatalities todayfatalities to date locationmax temptotal snowfalldaily snowfall
91 Rogers Pass, BC
(51.2871, -117.5160)
58179 Rogers Pass3.9 °C203.3 cm55.9 cm
Rogers Pass, BC
(51.2871, -117.5160)
-

Canada's worst avalanche accident

Black and white photograph of 20+ rescuers searching for victims in avalanche debris.
58 die in Rogers Pass, BC in Canada's worst avalanche accident. The fatal slide hurled a rotary snow plough uphill and buried men as they worked to clear an earlier slide across the railway tracks.

The first slide came down Mount Cheops from the west. The second came down Avalanche Mountain from the east. Glacier National Park, BC, 1910. © Whyte Museum V263 6124, Byron Harmon, photographer

Canada's worst avalanche accident

Black and white photograph of 20+ rescuers and rotary plough clearing avalanche debris.
After the slide, men with shovels worked in combination with a rotary snow plough to clear the line.

This rotary plough was working from the east side of the disaster site. Glacier National Park, BC, 1910. © Image d_00187 courtesy of Royal BC Museum, BC Archives

Canada's worst avalanche accident

Close-up black and white photograph of 10+ rescuers digging through avalanche debris on slope.
The men hit by the avalanche and their rescuers came from several nationalities.

Thirty-two of the victims were Japanese men working on contract. Some of the men in this view are wearing turbans. Glacier National Park, BC, 1910. © Revelstoke Museum & Archives 257

Canada's worst avalanche accident

A family group (top, centre) watch as 10+ men dig out the rotary snow plough and steam locomotive covered in snow.
Train passengers stranded at the Rogers Pass station walked under several avalanche paths to view the disaster site.

A family group (top, centre) watch as men dig out a rotary snow plough and steam locomotive hit by the slide. © Revelstoke Museum & Archives 1250

Canada's worst avalanche accident

Black and white photograph of disaster site looking from the summit of mountain pass.
The amount of snow brought down by the avalanche made it very difficult to find the buried men.

This view looks south from the summit of Rogers Pass towards Mount Abbott in the background. Glacier National Park, BC, 1910. © Revelstoke Museum & Archives 2511

Avalanche Rescuers

Black and white photograph of 23 rescuers on slope digging through avalanche debris.
The avalanches left a massive task of searching for victims and clearing snow in Canada's worst avalanche accident.

Canadian Pacific Railway, summit of Rogers Pass. Glacier National Park, BC, March, 1910. © Whyte Museum V263 1659.

Words from Roadmaster John Anderson

Photograph of handwritten letter in 4 pieces.
"…We had a storm that lasted for 10 days and during that time we had over 8 feet of snowfall besides slides." John Anderson, Revelstoke, BC, 1910.

John wrote of the storm that changed his life, shocked North America, and sent echoes of sorrow around the world. Revelstoke, BC, 1910. © Royal BC Museum 997.133.1.

Julie Lawson Interview

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"When I returned, I found everything buried… Everything was in darkness and the wind blowing hard, and 58 men buried in the slide." John Anderson, Revelstoke, BC, 1910.

Excerpt from an interview with Julie Lawson, granddaughter of roadmaster John Anderson, in Victoria, BC, 2013. © Revelstoke Museum & Archives A2013.8.2, John G Woods.

Day 10: March 5, 1910

Washington Slocan Mine, BC

AvalanchesWeather
to datetodaylocation
(lat, long)
fatalities todayfatalities to date locationmax temptotal snowfalldaily snowfall
101 Rogers Pass, BC
(51.2871, -117.5160)
-180 Rogers Pass 1.1 °C 233.8 cm 30.5 cm
Washington Slocan Mine, BC
(50.0055, -117.2189)
1

Digging out 14 Shed

Black and white photo of 50+ men digging out railway snowshed from under avalanche debris.
Slides blocked the Canadian Pacific Railway in Canada and the Great Northern Railway in the United States during the superstorm.

Digging out 14 Shed on the Canadian Pacific Railway the day after the fatal avalanche at 17 Shed. Rogers Pass, Glacier National Park, 1910 BC. © Whyte Museum V263 6123, Byron Harmon, photographer

Remembering 1910: Days of Sorrow Around the World.

As news of the tragedy spread, grief stretched across both countries and to the homelands of the victims across the Pacific and Atlantic. In Canada most of the deceased were buried in Revelstoke and Vancouver. Thirty-two of the Rogers Pass victims were contract workers from Japan. Multicultural memorials were held in Vancouver, Revelstoke and Rogers Pass on the Centennial of the slide in 2010.

Remembering the Victims

Black and white photograph of 100 + people lining up for funeral procession on street in snow.
Funeral procession for 58 victims of the Rogers Pass slide held March 18, 1910 in Revelstoke.

14 Rogers Pass victims are buried in Revelstoke, BC. 41 others are buried across Canada from Vancouver, BC to Sydney, NS. 1 person was buried in Wales, UK, 1910. © RBC Museum 980.112.1.

Vancouver Burials

Black and white photograph of 100+ Japanese lining up in funeral procession on city streets with horse-drawn hearse carriages in background.
Funeral procession for Masatora Abe, a Japanese contract worker killed in the 1910 Rogers Pass avalanche. Vancouver, March 26, 1910.

34 of the 58 Rogers Pass victims are buried in Vancouver, BC, including 32 Japanese contract workers. Vancouver, BC, 1910. © Revelstoke Museum & Archives 5536, Abe Family Collection.

How many died?

Photo of black and white Order of Service booklet.
Order of Service for the memorial held at the Revelstoke Opera House on March 20, 1910.

There has been confusion over the number of people who died in the slide. This programme accurately lists all 58 who died at Rogers Pass on March 4, 1910. © Revelstoke Museum & Archives 62.41.7.

1910 Memorial

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Remembering 1910 event, Revelstoke, BC, 2010.

Remembering 1910 avalanche tragedy, Revelstoke, BC, 2010, Revelstoke Museum & Archives A2013.26. © Parks Canada.

What We've Learned

Knowledge, preparedness and humility

These tragedies make the lesson clear: never underestimate an avalanche. Whether large or small, reoccurring yearly or just once in a century, snow avalanches can overwhelm people, vehicles and buildings with devastating power. Knowledge, preparedness, and humility are keys to safety in avalanche country.

North Route Café avalanche on Hwy 16, west of Terrace, BC, 1974.
The avalanche victims included the cafe owner, his daughter, a short-order cook, a machine operator and a highway snowplough driver and 2 stranded travellers. Revelstoke Museum & Archives 5535. © BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

Never underestimate a snow avalanche.

Anatomy of an Avalanche