Meeting of the Waters

Golden, British Columbia

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A nice short walk past the ruins of Glacier House to the confluence of the Illecillewaet River and Asulkan Brook. Perfect for a picnic and afternoon stroll. At the trailhead for this short stroll, you’ll meet up with a bit of history—the ruins of Glacier House. Traveling across Canada by train in 1886 was a hungry business, and the Canadian Pacific Railway preferred not to haul their heavy dining cars through the treacherous Rogers’ Pass. Instead they stationed a dining car here, on the old route of the railway, so that weary passengers could stretch their legs and eat lunch while enjoying the view of the Illecillewaet Glacier (southeast).
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by Michelle Gurney & Kathy Howe (Falcon Guides)

A nice short walk past the ruins of Glacier House to the confluence of the Illecillewaet River and Asulkan Brook. Perfect for a picnic and afternoon stroll. At the trailhead for this short stroll, you’ll meet up with a bit of history—the ruins of Glacier House.

Traveling across Canada by train in 1886 was a hungry business, and the Canadian Pacific Railway preferred not to haul their heavy dining cars through the treacherous Rogers’ Pass. Instead they stationed a dining car here, on the old route of the railway, so that weary passengers could stretch their legs and eat lunch while enjoying the view of the Illecillewaet Glacier (southeast).

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Golden
Distance: 0.6
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 30 minutes
Season: Best mid-June through mid-October
Trailhead Elevation: 4,101 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Local Contacts: Glacier National Park
Local Maps: Rogers Pass (Glacier National Park, The Adventure Map); Blaeberry, 82 N/6
Driving Directions: Directions to Meeting of the Waters

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May 2018