With exceptional alpine scenery and deep valleys filled with ancient forests, these parks are a year-round paradise. Scale their heights following trails pioneered by legendary Swiss mountain guides, take a stroll amid moss-draped old-growth cedars or hike through alpine meadows. You could be forgiven for thinking it’s Switzerland, but it is British Columbia. The area was once described as “Fifty Switzerlands in One”.
The area played a huge part in Canadian history – the last mountain barrier of western Canada was unlocked when Major A.B. Rogers discovered the pass that bears his name. It allowed the completion of the CP Railway in 1885 and fulfilled the national dream – a railway connecting Canada from coast to coast. Today, you can experience Major Rogers’ route for yourself. Mount Revelstoke, Glacier and Rogers Pass inspire discovery!
They are situated in the Columbia mountains which are very different from the Rockies – for starters, they are about 70 million years older.
You can find information on hiking in Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National parks here:
On to the west coast – Gulf Islands, Pacific Rim and Gwaii Haanas National Parks.