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Glacier National Park

In 1881 Major A.B. Rogers was dispatched to the Selkirks to find a route for the Canadian Pacific Railway through the "impenetrable peaks" west of the Rockies. Rogers Pass was so designated for its importance in the development of the country's first major national transportation route. Rogers Pass National Historic Site is located in Glacier National Park.

The Park protects Columbia Mountains and its old-growth cedar and hemlock forest and endangered mountain caribou, mountain goats and grizzly bears.

Glacier National Park is the birthplace of North America mountaineering. In the past services of Swiss Guides were provided for guests at the Glacier House hotel. Rogers Pass is recognized as a premier world ski touring destination and should not be missing on the list of any ski touring enthusiast.

Glacier National Park Fast Facts

  • Canada’s second oldest national park
  • Located on the Montane Cordillera Ecozone
  • National Historic site – Rogers Pass is located in Glacier National Park
  • One of Canada’s largest cave systems
  • The highest point in the park is Mount Dawson

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TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews
4.5 based on 114 reviews
“Outstanding drive”
Outstanding drive
August 02, 2018, by Merilynn
Although we did this drive in one day it would be best savoured over a couple of days if you can find accommodation. Choose a stunning day and take lots of photos. Peyto Lake was absolutely...
“Quiet Park with Spectacular Views”
Quiet Park with Spectacular Views
August 01, 2018, by MartinandFrances
There are two Glacier National Parks in North America. This one is in British Columbia and it was founded in 1886. It straddles the Trans-Canada highway, but otherwise there are no roads in the park...
July 19, 2018, by Ford2cars
We visited Glacier National Park June 25 and 27. According to the trail reports most of the trails were open except often the upper reaches were still snow covered. We experienced this on one trail...