Glacier National Park

Hours and Seasons of Operation

Glacier National Park is open year-round, but many visitor facilities are closed by snow from October to May. Please check the Trail Conditions Report and Winter Restricted Area Status Report for daily updates.

Rogers Pass Discovery Centre

 Rogers Pass Discovery Centre Rogers Pass Discovery Centre
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Interior of Rogers Pass Discovery Centre
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Explore Magazine calls it the best national park museum in Canada.

At the heart of Rogers Pass National Historic Site, the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre is a replica of an historic railway snowshed.

An essential place to start or end your day, this recently-renovated information centre features a theatre, exhibits about avalanches, wildlife and the history of the area. 

The Discovery Centre is the only frontcountry facility open during the early spring and winter when campgrounds, trails and day-use areas lie under a two-metre blanket of snow.

Hours of operation

Please note: All hours and dates are subject to change.
Glacier National Park and the City of Revelstoke are on Pacific Time.

 DatesHours of operation 
April 1 - 30 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily
Closed 12:30 - 1:30 Tuesday - Friday
May 1 - May 16 CLOSED
May 17 - June 13 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily
June 14 - September 3 8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. daily
September 4 - October 15 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily
October 16 - November 22 CLOSED
November 23 - March 31 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily
Closed 12:30 - 1:30 Tuesday - Friday

 

Campgrounds and Day-Use Areas

Day-use areas, such as Hemlock Grove Boardwalk and the Summit of Rogers Pass open with the spring snow melt - usually early to late June depending upon elevation. All day-use areas are closed after Canadian Thanksgiving in early October.

Illecillewaet Campground is open from June 22 to Sept 30. Loop Brook Campground and Mount Sir Donald Campground are open from Canada Day to Labour Day. Early season camping is available in Glacier National Park between late May and late June. Please check-in with staff at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre.

Trails

Trails are opened as early in the year as the snowpack allows. Delays in trail openings may occur when bears are present in the area or when snow has caused damage to trail structures. Generally, frontcountry trails are open by mid-June and backcountry trails are open by mid to late July. All trails remain open until the autumn snowfall (usually mid-October).

Backcountry Ski Touring

The ski season in Glacier National Park usually begins in mid-November and lasts until the end of April. The Winter Permit System (which allows backcountry users to enter Winter Restricted Areas that can be affected by the highway avalanche program when artillery gunfire is not anticipated) is usually in effect from late November until late April.

Park Information Services in Revelstoke

Park Headquarters in Revelstoke is open for information year-round from Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. till noon and 1 p.m. until 4:30. It is located upstairs in the Post Office building at 301B - 3rd Street West, Revelstoke, BC.