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Railway Point

Your Host(s) : Canada Post

Sicamous, BC (Nearby: Solsqua, Six Mile Point, Bastion Bay, Annis, Tiili Landing)

Sicamous, British Columbia
V0E 2V0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Thompson Okanagan

Description From Owner:
  • Henry J. Cambie (1836-1928) deserves more than this whistle stop on the CPR. Born in County Tipperary, Ireland, he came to Canada while still a boy and learned surveying and railway construction on the Grand Trunk and Intercolonial railways.
  • He carne to British Columbia in 1874 expecting to build the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway but, when this project was shelved, was placed in charge, from 1876 to 1878, of all the surveys between Burrard Inlet and Yellowhead Pass
  • for possible routes for the CPR. In 1879 he personally made a survey of the Peace River country. During actual construction of the CPR, he was in charge of the Fraser Canyon stretch and of that between Savona and Shuswap Lake.
  • The transcontinental line completed, Cambie became the engineer in charge of the Pacific Division and built the New Westminster and Nicola extensions.
  • He was a fine man, and the men who worked for him always remembered the care he took to see that they were properly fed and housed. Cambie Street in Vancouver is also named after him.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Mara Lake, 6km
  • Kanaka Lake, 11km
  • Mount Mara, 11km
  • Rosemond Lake, 15km
  • Morton Lake, 12km
  • Monashee Mountains, 18km
  • Queest Mountain, 18km
  • Mount Grice-Hutchinson, 24km
  • Shuswap Lake, 18km
  • Angle Mountain, 22km
  • North Queest Mountain, 24km
  • Reeves Lake, 26km
  • Saltwell Lake, 23km
  • Schindler Lake, 24km
  • Elbow Lake, 25km
  • Willis Lake, 21km
  • Grassy Lake, 25km
  • Bastion Mountain, 20km
  • Bergerac Lake, 26km
  • White Lake, 21km
  • Holiday Lake, 24km
  • Waby Lake, 28km
  • Stony Lake, 24km
  • Mount Fowler, 31km
  • Hidden Lake, 32km
  • Gardom Lake, 30km
  • Mount Reid, 34km
  • Wright Lake, 36km
  • Baird Lake, 33km
  • Crowfoot Mountain, 29km
  • Little White Lake, 24km
  • Lusk Lake, 30km
  • Hunakwa Lake, 37km
  • Mount Mobley, 33km
  • Cranberry Lake, 39km
  • Mabel Lake, 33km
  • Kidney Lake, 26km
  • Mossy Lake, 25km
  • Pintail Lake, 26km
  • Black Lake, 40km
  • Liver Lake, 26km
  • Rabie Lake, 26km
  • Loftus Lake, 27km
  • Willshore Lake, 38km
  • Mount Ida, 32km
  • Mount Tappen, 29km
  • Santabin Lake, 28km
  • Mount Evans, 33km
  • Mount Mabel, 33km
  • Pritchard Lake, 46km