Glacier House, C.P.R. c.1895: 1901.0032

Glacier House, C.P.R. c.1895

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
Photographer:  R.Maynard
Date:  Circa 1895
Source:  P0336 Golden Museum
Collection:  Golden Museum and Archives (1901)


Glacier House


Physical Features arrow Passes arrow Rogers Passarrow
Cities arrow Glacier House arrow Buildings arrow Glacier Housearrow
Cities arrow Glacier House arrow Businesses arrow Hotels, Motels, Boarding Housesarrow
Transportation arrow Passes arrow Rogersarrow
Transportation arrow Railways arrow Companies arrow Canadian Pacific Railwayarrow
People arrow Maynardarrow
Physical Features arrow Glaciers arrow Illecillewaet Glacierarrow
People arrow Youngarrow

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