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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 largest 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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TransCanada Hwy.1, 79 km west of Golden
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TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews
4.5 based on 97 reviews
“Hard to see in October”
Hard to see in October
October 11, 2017, by Eric S
There is no "gateway" to the park. The Trans-Canadian bisects the park and there are smaller visiting spots accessible off the highway. Most were closed when we passed by. Views were stunning and we...
October 11, 2017, by Flyingbird38
Beautiful park! We drove through this park a couple of times and saw loads of wild animals on the roadside.
“Pretty Drive”
Pretty Drive
October 01, 2017, by Malenymac
The start of the climb into the Rockies which is a great drive through this iconic area. Traffic can be an issue in busy times.