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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
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“Some things to know about Glacier National Park”
Some things to know about Glacier National Park
June 08, 2018, by NCDoc
First: it’s fabulous, both sides. Second: be aware of when the season opens - it’s late. We were on the east side of the park on June 7, and while the gates of the park were open, none of the...
June 04, 2018, by Annie B
We were off season, so most hiking trails were closed, but what a breath taking view, lots of preventative information about fauna that might try to eat you at the information center and good...
“Camping at its best in summertime”
Camping at its best in summertime
June 03, 2018, by Marie J
Summertime camping is busy here , most campground in Bc have to have reservations and are booked solidly . Wintertime there is no camping so basically there is not much to do here then