Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

Continue west on Hwy 1 to Glacier National Park and Rogers Pass, named for Albert Bowman Rogers’ expedition to find passage through the “impenetrable peaks” of the Selkirk Mountains. The discovery of this pass allowed the railway to be complete, uniting Canada from east to west.

Highlights

  • Rogers Pass Discovery Centre offers exhibits and interpretive films. Permits for backcountry use, including skiing and camping permits are available from the centre. In summer there’s frontcountry and backcountry camping, hiking, mountaineering and picnicking opportunities. For more information, call 1-250-837-7500.
  • O. Wheeler Hut and Asulkan Cabin are backcountry cabins operated by the Alpine Club of Canada. For details about access and permits, call 403-678-3200 ext 0.
  • Hike to the Illecillewaet Glacier in or ski backcountry powder in winter.

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