I’ve only been here three times, once driving through in 2001, hiking in 2007, & again in 2009 for an early season romp up Cheops Mountain. That said, this page was constructed as a parent to the few B.C. Selkirk peaks currently represented on SP. Anyone interested in adopting and improving this page, please speak up.
The Selkirks are located in southeastern British Columbia. A stunning, glaciated range much overshadowed by its nearby neighbor, the Canadian Rockies, the peaks contained here might impress one as something of a cross between the North Cascades and the High Sierra of California. Much of the range is contained within Glacier National Park.
The Trans-Canada Highway runs through the middle of the range at Rogers Pass, between Revelstoke and Golden, some 4 hours from the international airports in both Calgary, Alberta and Kamloops, British Columbia.
The pass, which sits at 4543 feet, boasts a gas station and convenience store, a Best Western ($150/night in July 2007) with a reasonably priced but so-so buffet after 5:30 PM, and a visitor’s center.
National Park Passes are required for all vehicles stopping in Glacier National Park. These passes can be gotten from the visitor’s center at Rogers Pass. As I recall, the passes are a touch pricey, about $17 or so a day. Backcountry Wilderness Passes are also required for individuals camping in the backcountry of the park.
Beyond the obvious comfy stay you can get at the Best Western at Rogers Pass, a number of campgrounds also inhabit the area. Closely, one can choose to stay at the Illecillewaet Campground, or the Wheeler Hut (call the ACC at 403-678-3200 to book a spot in the hut), both of which are less than a 2-mile drive from the pass.