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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 126 reviews
“Visit before end September!”
Visit before end September!
October 11, 2018, by HofH999
Two antipodeans had no idea that this park closed in early October but it does. By 9-10 October you could go only as far as Avalanche Creek on the Going to the Sun Road because of early snows on the...
“Great views”
Great views
September 29, 2018, by Karen1616
Lots of places to camp and hike ... The views of the mountains are amazing.. the colors in the fall in beautiful.. a must do.. Lots of info at the visitor center!
“A beautiful mountain area”
A beautiful mountain area
September 28, 2018, by 256190
Campsites are primitive but beautiful, mostly for tenting but we did find room for our motorhome. Illiceliwate has around 50 sites with picnic tables and firepits, very huge logs are provided for...