Glacier House, C.P.R. c.1895: 1901.0032
1901.0032: Glacier House, C.P.R. c.1895
Glacier House, C.P.R. c.1895. The grade of the railway approaching Rogers Pass was too steep to allow for dining cars on the trains, so the CPR built a hotel west of the pass in 1886. This added to a collection of CPR-owned hotels across Canada, including Mount Stephen House in Yoho National Park, built in the same year and with the same floor plan. Glacier House, located near the terminus of the Illecillewaet Glacier (called the Great Glacier at the time), became a center for tourism, mountaineering, glaciology, and photography in the Selkirks. The hotel was expanded in 1905 and 1911. It was considered one of western Canada's premier tourist destinations at the turn of the twentieth century
Medium: Photograph - Image
Date: Circa 1895
Source: P0336 Golden Museum
Collection: Golden Museum and Archives (1901)
Subjects:Physical Features Passes Rogers Pass
Cities Glacier House Buildings Glacier House
Cities Glacier House Businesses Hotels, Motels, Boarding Houses
Transportation Passes Rogers
Transportation Railways Companies Canadian Pacific Railway
Physical Features Glaciers Illecillewaet Glacier
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