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Kootenay Pass no longer Canada’s highest
Brian Lawrence repeats a myth in his article: "... and it remains the country's highest mountain pass."
It was the highest when it was built (5,818 feet/1,774 meters) but has long since been surpassed by Highway 40 over Highwood Pass in Kananaskis Country in Alberta (7,237 ft/2,206 m). Highwood Pass wins by 1,419 ft or 432 m.
Even CBC Radio made the same mistake recently.
Barry Rice, Balfour