Kettle Valley Railway Vancouver, Victoria, and Eastern VVandE / Midway to Princeton

Midway, British Columbia

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The VV&E was chartered in 1896 by William Templeton, Mayor of Vancouver, as the railway to bring the riches of the Kootenays to Vancouver, a coast-to-Kootenay line. Not a spike was driven along this imaginary railway until it was taken over by J. J. Hill in 1901. As a direct competitor of the KVR, the VV&E struggled through the mountain ranges of southern B.C. and northern Washington from Midway to Brookmere. In fact, the VV&E was the first railway to reach Princeton from Midway, via Oroville, Keremeos and Hedley. It was subsequently built onward to Brookmere.

Kettle Valley Railway: Vancouver, Victoria, and Eastern (VV&E) / Midway to Princeton Professional Review and Guide

"The VV&E was chartered in 1896 by William Templeton, Mayor of Vancouver, as the railway to bring the riches of the Kootenays to Vancouver, a coast-to-Kootenay line. Not a spike was driven along this imaginary railway until it was taken over by J. J. Hill in 1901. As a direct competitor of the KVR, the VV&E struggled through the mountain ranges of southern B.C. and northern Washington from Midway to Brookmere. In fact, the VV&E was the first railway to reach Princeton from Midway, via Oroville, Keremeos and Hedley. It was subsequently built onward to Brookmere."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Midway
Distance: 84.3
Elevation Gain: 2,623 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Duration: Multiple days
Trailhead Elevation: 1,967 feet
Top Elevation: 3,607 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Kettle Valley Railway: Vancouver, Victoria, and Eastern (VV&E) / Midway to Princeton

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