Glacier House

Glacier House (HM21VO)

Location: Glacier, British Columbia V0E Columbia-Shuswap
Country: Canada
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N 51° 15.727', W 117° 29.612'

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A ninety room hotel complete with bowling alley and observation tower once stood in this quiet clearing!Operated by the Canadian Pacific Railway from 1887 to 1925, it was used as a base by mountaineers, adventurers and sightseers from all over the world. During those years it provided a small island of civilization in the remote wilderness of the Glacier National Park.In 1899 the railway stationed Swiss climbing guides at the hotel to help visitors enjoy the peaks. The many steep trails starting from here were built by the C.P.R. as access routes for mountain climbers.When the railway retreated from Rogers Pass in 1916 the line no longer ran by the hotel and the popularity of Glacier House declined. Finally in 1925 the hotel closed and in 1929 it was torn down.Today you can still trace the old railway line behind you, discover building foundations around the clearing and hike the trails which remain popular to this day.
HM NumberHM21VO
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Date Added Monday, September 25th, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11U E 465564 N 5679089
Decimal Degrees51.26211667, -117.49353333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 15.727', W 117° 29.612'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 15' 43.62" N, 117° 29' 36.72" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Meeting of the Waters Trail, Glacier British Columbia V0E, CA
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