Hells Gate Tunnel

Feature Type:Tunnel - Underground passageway for a travel route (under a watercourse or arm of the sea, or through an elevation of terrain).
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Fraser Canyon section of Hwy 1, between Yale and Lytton, Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°45'53''N, 121°26'01''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92H/14

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 28 August 1974, as identified by Department of Highways.

Source: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

Hells Gate Tunnel was completed in 1960. There are 7 tunnels in the Fraser Canyon section of Highway 1: Yale, Saddle Rock, Sailor Bar, Alexandra, Hells Gate, Ferrabee & China Bar.

Source: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.