Settle into a cozy chair in front of the fireplace at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre to hear historic railway tales and mountaineering legends. Learn how the opening of the Canadian Pacific Railway through Rogers Pass in 1885 led to the creation of two national parks and the birth of early Canadian glacier science. Rogers Pass National Historic Site combines the romantic cultural heritage of the Victorian railway era with the alpine beauty of Glacier National Park. Hike to the stone ruins of once-fashionable Glacier House, the first mountain resort in Canada. Follow hiking trails and climbing routes established a century ago by renowned Swiss mountain guides. Cross a 19th century stone arch railway bridge and pass through wooden snow shed ruins, signs of the remarkable engineering techniques that eased travel over deep chasms and through heavy snow in Rogers Pass.