The Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) provided access for the areas east of the town of Hope. The particularly mountainous and treacherous terrain in the region had caused all other railways in the area, including the large Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), to turn north and follow the Fraser River. This placed them too far north to provide service to much of Southern British Colombia and its lucrative silver ore mining. Therefore, the Kettle Valley Railway was proposed. Once completed, the KVR provided access from Hope, where the CPR turned north, to Midway, where it met up with the CPR once more. The map below shows the main and branch lines of the Kettle Valley Railway.
Banner image: Area of the Kettle Valley Railway, 1922. Map courtesy of David Rumsey Map Collection.