Hours and seasons of operation
Glacier National Park
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.
Planning to Ski in Glacier National Park
Apply for an annual winter permit
You may need a Winter Permit to ski in Rogers Pass. Take the Winter Permit Quiz and apply online.
Current winter restricted area status
Current area closures in Rogers Pass. Interactive map with access to avalanche forecasts and webcams.
Check the daily Glacier National Park Avalanche Bulletin before heading into the backcountry.
Designated access routes
Mandatory access routes to avoid illegally crossing CP Rail property. Route maps and descriptions.
Winter terrain atlas
Visual terrain information including aerial photos, Winter Prohibited Areas, and popular ski routes.
Avalanche terrain maps
Avalanche runout zones, terrain traps and route information for five popular areas.
Rogers Pass Discovery Centre
The Rogers Pass Discovery Centre exhibits and theatre reopened on May 20, 2022. A new washroom facility is located at the south end of the parking area.
At the heart of Rogers Pass National Historic Site, the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre is a replica of an historic railway snowshed. Explore Magazine calls it "the best national park museum in Canada".
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
|November 17, 2022 - December 7, 2022||7:00 am - 3:00 pm|
|December 8, 2022 - April 30, 2023||7:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|December 25, 2022||Closed|
|May 1 - November 13, 2023||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
Please note: All hours and dates are subject to change.
Glacier National Park and the City of Revelstoke are on Pacific Time.
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.
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.
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