Near Jasper in Improvement District No. 12, Alberta — Canada’s Prairie Region
Arthur Oliver Wheeler
A preeminent topographical surveyor, Wheeler represented British Columbia on the commission which located and marked the boundary with Alberta between 1913 and 1925. His party surveyed and mapped the 1000 km-long mountain section, using photographs taken from high elevations. An established expert in this technique, Wheeler also studied the movement of glaciers along the boundary. In 1906 he co-founded the Alpine Club of Canada, and as a leading preservationist helped create the Canadian National Parks Association. The boundary survey stands as his greatest achievement.
Éminent topographe, Wheeler représenta la Colombie-Britannique au sein de la commission chargée de tracer et de marquer de 1913 à 1925 la frontière avec l'Alberta. Son équipe arpenta et cartographia les 1 000 km de montagnes à l'aide de photographies prises à partir de points élevés. Spécialiste de cette technique, Wheeler étudia également le mouvement des glaciers le long d- la frontière. Cofondateur du Club Alpin du Canada en 1906, cet environnementaliste convaincu participa à la création de la Canadian National Parks Association. La délimitation de la frontière
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list.
Location. 52° 13.219′ N, 117° 13.492′ W. Marker is near Jasper, Alberta, in Improvement District No. 12. Marker can be reached from Icefields Parkway (Provincial Highway 93) 50 kilometers north of David Thompson Highway (Provincial Highway 11). Marker is located at the top of the stairs/path near the main entrance to the Columbia Icefield Discovery Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 93 Icefields Pkwy, Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Also see . . . Wikipedia - Arthur Oliver Wheeler. (Submitted on October 7, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.