KICKING HORSE RIVER HISTORY GOLDEN BC
HOW DID THE KICKING HORSE GET ITS NAME?The Kicking Horse is named in honour of James Hector. Among other impressive accomplishments, (like discovering new species of Whales in New Zealand) Hector discovered the important Kicking Horse Pass, and unintentionally gave the Kicking Horse River it's name when he was kicked off his horse and left for dead.
A wild, untamed river discovered in the 1800's on the famous Palliser Expedition. The history of the wild west is alive along it's shores as remnants of a bygone era are still evident. The Kicking Horse River is also blessed with an abundance of wildlife along it's corridor. The morning portion of the river which begins in Yoho National Park offers prime wildlife viewing.
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