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Rogers Pass National Historic Site of Canada


Rogers Pass National Historic Site is located in the heart of Glacier National Park, in the Columbia Mountains. Rogers Pass is a high mountain pass, subject to extreme weather conditions at any time of year. The Columbia Mountains climate is mild by Canadian standards but very wet, especially in winter. The most functional clothing for summer hiking or for winter activities is made from waterproof-breathable fabrics. Clothing that is windproof alone will not serve you if you are planning outdoor activities in the Columbia Mountains, and coated waterproof fabrics will usually be too warm. Dress in layers and keep in mind that here in Rogers Pass, it rains three days in five on average!

Snow and cold temperatures can occur any month of the year. Sunburn can be a problem if you are hiking any of the trails in the national historic site. Because mountain weather can change very rapidly and unpredictably, you should carry sun screen, appropriate clothing and proper equipment at all times. Use sunglasses and sunscreen even when it is cold or cloudy. Ultraviolet radiation increases in intensity with altitude. The sun's reflection from snow or ice can damage your eyes.

For more weather information, see the Glacier National Park website.

Daily weather reports and predictions for Revelstoke, BC and Golden, BC are available from Environment Canada.