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Monashee Pass

Monashee Pass
Elevation1,189 m (3,901 ft)
Traversed by Hwy 6 (British Columbia Highway 6)
LocationBritish Columbia, Canada
RangeMonashee Mountains

Monashee Pass, 1,189 m (3,901 ft),[1] is a mountain pass in the Monashee Mountains of the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Located southeast of Cherryville, the pass is used by British Columbia Highway 6 connecting Vernon to Nakusp on Arrow Lake,[2] and beyond to the cities of the West Kootenay. It is the "prominence col" for Big White Mountain, which is the highest mountain to its southwest.

The word Monashee is from the Gaelic monadh, meaning mountain, and sith, pronounced shee, meaning peace. Monashee therefore means mountain of peace.[2]

Note that Monashee Summit, 1,241 m (4,072 ft) is slightly further southeast on Hwy 6 (near the Lost Lake Rest Area), and is the actual high point on the highway between Vernon & Arrow Lake.


  1. ^ Infrastructure, Ministry of Transportation and. "Elevations of Major Summits & Passes on B.C. Highways - Province of British Columbia". Retrieved 2018-09-07.
  2. ^ a b Community (2019-03-15). "PLACE NAMES: Selkirks, Monashees, and Purcells". Castlegar News. Retrieved 2022-02-22.

50°06′00″N 118°31′00″W / 50.10000°N 118.51667°W / 50.10000; -118.51667

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Monashee Pass
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