Field Travel Guide
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- FieldMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory Buffs+ 1Sep 26, 2012
Field is a small town along the Trans Canada Highway about 2 and a half hours drive from Calgary. Situated in the midst of the Rocky Mountains, there is not a lot here if you don't like outdoor activities. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, Field offers a sorts of summer and winter activities.
- FieldMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6First to ReviewJul 04, 2012
Field is an unincorporated settlement of approximately 300 people located in the Kicking Horse River valley of southeastern British Columbia and within the confines of Yoho National Park.
Field was established during the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) as a locomotive depot for pusher engines required to help trains over the nearby Field Hill and Big Hill. The town was given its name by the CPR in December 1884 to honour American businessman Cyrus West Field, who was instrumental in establishing trans-atlantic telegraph service.
Field is 27 km west of Lake Louise along the Trans-Canada Highway which provides the only road access to the town. It was on this road that I came to Field. I stayed at the Cathedral Mountain Lodge, went to the Yoho Visitor's Centre, hiked back at the Falls, and watched the trains.
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