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.

Trail conditions report 

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.

Avalanche Bulletin

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

Hours of operation for Rogers Pass Discovery Centre
Dates Hours
 November 17, 2021 - April 30, 2022  7:00 am - 3:00 pm
May 1 - November 14, 2022 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
November 15, 2022 Closed
November 16, 2022 - April 30, 2023 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
December 25, 2022 Closed

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. 

Campground dates of operation

Trails

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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