Flora and fauna
The park lays in the Interior Wetbelt region of British Columbia which makes for large amounts of precipitation. Mean annual precipitation is 1278mm (50in) at lower elevations and 1995mm (79in) in the subalpine zone. Rogers Pass can see up to an incredible 17 metres of snow each year.
- Rogers Pass - Located at the summit of the park at 1382M (4,534F). The pass' namesake, Major A.B. Rogers was tasked by the Canadian Pacific Railway to find a route through the Selkirk Mountains to bypass the railway's then current Big Bend alignment. After finding the pass (with the help of native guides) Rogers was presented with a cheque for 5000 dollars, a handsome prize for the times. After Rogers framed the check rather than cashing it, the CPR drew him a new one (and insisted he cash it).
Because of the huge amounts of snow, there is a near constant avalanche danger during winter months. There is an online avalanche bulletin [dead link] available.
- Head east to visit Yoho National Park, Banff National Park, and further on to Calgary.
- Head west to visit Revelstoke, the Shuswap, and Kamloops.
|Routes through Glacier National Park|
|Kamloops ← Revelstoke ←||W E||→ Golden → Banff|