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Near Rogers Pass in Columbia-Shuswap Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
 

Glacier House

 
 
Glacier House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, September 13, 2017
1. Glacier House Marker
Inscription.
A ninety room hotel complete with bowling alley and observation tower once stood in this quiet clearing!

Operated by the Canadian Pacific Railway from 1887 to 1925, it was used as a base by mountaineers, adventurers and sightseers from all over the world. During those years it provided a small island of civilization in the remote wilderness of the Glacier National Park.

In 1899 the railway stationed Swiss climbing guides at the hotel to help visitors enjoy the peaks. The many steep trails starting from here were built by the C.P.R. as access routes for mountain climbers.

When the railway retreated from Rogers Pass in 1916 the line no longer ran by the hotel and the popularity of Glacier House declined. Finally in 1925 the hotel closed and in 1929 it was torn down.

Today you can still trace the old railway line behind you, discover building foundations around the clearing and hike the trails which remain popular to this day.
 
Location. 51° 15.727′ N, 117° 29.612′ W. Marker is near Rogers Pass, British Columbia, in Columbia-Shuswap Regional District. Marker can be reached from Trans-Canada Highway (Provincial Highway 1) 85 kilometers west of Provincial Highway 95. Touch for map. Marker is located on the 1885 Trail, a hiking/interpretive

Glacier House Marker (photos) image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, September 13, 2017
2. Glacier House Marker (photos)
trail built on the rail bed of the original trans-continental railroad. It is in Glacier National Park and can be easily accessed from the Illecillewaet Campground. Marker is in this post office area: Rogers Pass, British Columbia V0E 2S0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Loops (approx. 3.1 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Parks Canada - Glacier House. (Submitted on September 25, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
2. Wikipedia - Glacier House (& Glacier National Park). (Submitted on September 25, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
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Wideview of Glacier House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, September 13, 2017
3. Wideview of Glacier House Marker
Clearing where Glacier House once stood is seen behind the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 25, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.
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