Kicking Horse, river of SE British Columbia, Canada, rising in the Rocky Mts., and flowing SW and NW to Golden, where it enters the Columbia River. Its course is rapid, with several high falls. Kicking Horse Pass, 5,339 ft (1,627 m) high, NW of Lake Louise, in Banff National Park, connects the Bow River with the Kicking Horse and is one of the principal rail and highway passes over the Continental Divide.
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