Rogers Pass Discovery Centre, Revelstoke

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Rogers Pass is a high mountain pass through the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia used by the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Trans-Canada Highway. The pass is a shortcut across the "Big Bend" of the Columbia River from Revelstoke on the west to Donald, near Golden, on the east. The pass was discovered on May 29, 1881, by Major Albert Bowman Rogers, a surveyor working for the Canadian Pacific Railway. A second pass was named for Rogers in 1887 in Montana, c.373 miles to the south-east.Rogers Pass is in the heart of Glacier National Park, in the midst of mountains popular for ski mountaineering, camping, hiking and mountain climbing ever since the region became accessible in 1886. The location has tourist services including the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre and National Park services. Rogers Pass is commemorated as a National Historic Site of Canada.GeographyRogers Pass is a narrow valley surrounded by a number of mountains. It is formed by the headwaters of the Illecillewaet River to the west and by the Beaver River to the east. Both of these rivers are tributaries of the Columbia River, which loops about 240 km around to the north of the pass.
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  • We called off here on the off chance. I am not sure what I expected, but it exceeded on all accounts. Plaudits go to the excellent staff.  more »
  • This is the only place that is open all year in this park, and so like it or not, it can become "necessary" to visit. But that's all for the good, as this is a wonderful facility - there's something f...  more »
  • Fun place for a break along the route. There is a lot of staff to help with questions about surrounding Nationals Parks.  more »
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