Kimpton Pass
2179 m
7150 ft

Province Park Map Latitude Longitude UTM Grid Ref

50; 35; 40
115; 34; 35
Headwaters N or E Headwaters S or W Adjacnt Mtn N or W Adjacnt Mtn S or E
Kimpton Creek
Shushway Creek
Stanford Range

Named by Named for Other Names Year Named

Location: The pass takes its name from the Creek that was named after Rufus Kimpton who once stole an Anglican Church (see summary).

Other Information


Kimpton Creek and Kimpton Pass honour Rufus Kimpton, an early settler in the Radium Hot Springs area. Rufus gained notoriety when, after the CPR had decided to move its divisional headquarters from Donald to Revelstoke (including the Anglican church), he led an effort which successfully resulted in the church being disassembled, stolen, and reassembled at Windermere. The church bell is said to have ended up in the church at Golden.

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