Field, British Columbia

Front entrance to the townsite
Front entrance to the townsite
Field is located in British Columbia
Location of Field in British Columbia
Coordinates: 51°23′45″N 116°29′20″W / 51.39583°N 116.48889°W / 51.39583; -116.48889
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Regional districtColumbia-Shuswap
Named forCyrus West Field
 • Total195
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain Standard Time (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Postal code
V0A 1G0
Field viewed from Mount Burgess
The train station in 1935

Field is an unincorporated community of approximately 169 people located in the Kicking Horse River valley of southeastern British Columbia, Canada, within the confines of Yoho National Park. At an elevation of 1,256 m (4,121 ft), it is 27 km (17 mi) west of Lake Louise along the Trans-Canada Highway, which provides the only road access to the town. The community is named for Cyrus West Field of Transatlantic telegraph cable fame, who visited the area in 1884.[2]: 81 

  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference 2011census was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ Akrigg, G.P.V.; Akrigg, Helen B. (1986), British Columbia Place Names (3rd, 1997 ed.), Vancouver: UBC Press, ISBN 0-7748-0636-2

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