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Rogers Pass National Historic Site of Canada

Self-Guided Trails

Set your own pace on these short, easy walks which provide an excellent introduction to the cultural and natural history of this area.

Visitors should stop at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre for an overview of the national historic site. Our exhibit hall and theatre offer a wealth of background information on the site before you head out on your own. taff can provide updates on facility and weather conditions or you can check the current Trail Conditions Report.

Abandoned Rails Trail

Abandoned Rails Trail Abandoned Rails Trail
© Parks Canada
Explore Rogers Pass National Historic Site by walking on the abandoned rail grade between Rogers Pass Centre and the Summit of Rogers Pass (past the remains of old snowsheds). The trail is 1.2 km, one way. Visitors using wheel chairs can bypass the section behind the centre and enter the trail just beyond the service station.

Loop Brook Trail

Loop Brook pillar
Loop Brook pillar
© Parks Canada / Jeff Bolingbroke 
Railway history is featured on this 1.6 km round-trip trail that leaves from the viewpoint just east of the Loop Brook Campground. This trail, part of Rogers Pass National Historic Site, highlights the stone pillars that once carried the railway track across the valley. It has short, steep sections. These features are among the oldest surviving man-made structures in western Canada.

1885 Rails Trail

1885 Rails Trail 1885 Rails Trail
© Parks Canada / Jeff Bolingbroke

The 1885 Rails Trail follows 3.8 kms of the original line of the CPR that connects Loop Brook Campground and Illecillewaet Campground. Because it is on an old railway grade, the walking is very easy. Interpretive signs along the route will relive the exciting history of the railway through Rogers Pass.

Glacier House Trail

Glacier House trail
Glacier House Trail
© Parks Canada / Jacolyn Daniluck

Glacier House Trail is a .5 km loop spur trail on the 1885 Trail. You can stroll through the ruins of one of Canadian Pacific's first great railway hotels.