Glacier House

GLACIER HOUSE was an early hotel on the CPR mainline at the foot of the ILLECILLEWAET GLACIER near ROGERS PASS. Built on the model of a Swiss chalet, it opened as a traveller's dining room in 1886, then expanded into a full hotel. It is widely regarded as the birthplace of Canadian MOUNTAINEERING. In 1899 the CPR brought SWISS GUIDES to the hotel to lead guests to the surrounding summits. Over the years the glacier receded, and after the CONNAUGHT TUNNEL re-routed the track in 1916 the CPR...

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