Accommodation between Golden and Revelstoke at Glacier National Park
Heather Mountain Lodge is located in the province of British Columbia, however, the closest international airport is in Calgary, Alberta 316 km (189 miles) to the east. Nestled in the woods just 200 metres (600 feet) off the Trans-Canada Highway at the east gate of Glacier National Park, this “hidden” lodge is a great alternative to the hotels located on the highway between Golden and Revelstoke. Its easily accessible location makes it an ideal destination for those visiting the Banff, Lake Louise and Golden areas, for people wanting to explore Canada’s Glacier National Park, or for those travelling the Trans-Canada Highway between Calgary and Vancouver.
Lodge GPS Coordinates: 51.479191, -117.481184
|Distances To Heather Mountain Lodge (East to West)|
|Calgary||316 km||189 miles|
|Banff||192 km||115 miles|
|Lake Louise||137 km||82 miles|
|Golden||55 km||33 miles|
|Heather Mountain Lodge|
|Rogers Pass||24 km||14 miles|
|Revelstoke||89 km||53 miles|
|Kamloops||304 km||188 miles|
|Vancouver||657 km||394 miles|
Driving directions to accommodation from the East
Travelling west via Golden, British Columbia to Heather Mountain Lodge
Heather Mountain Lodge is less than half way between Golden and Revelstoke B.C. and is a great alternative to Golden accommodation. When travelling from Golden, drive west on the Trans-Canada Highway. It is approximately 55 kilometres (33 miles) from the town of Golden. There are no towns between Golden and Heather Mountain Lodge, just the meandering wetlands of the Columbia River, so we suggest that you look at your odometer when departing Golden so you know when you are getting close. The exit on the Trans-Canada Highway to the lodge is on the right hand side of the road. Once you have exited turn immediately left through Heather Mountain Lodge’s gates, and travel 200 metres (600 feet) along our paved driveway. Welcome to the best accommodation available between Golden and Revelstoke! Lodge GPS Coordinates: 51.479191, -117.481184
Driving directions to accommodation from the West
Travelling East via Revelstoke British Columbia to Heather Mountain Lodge
Heather Mountain Lodge is a little more than half way between Golden and Revelstoke, British Columbia and is a great alternative to Revelstoke accommodation. When travelling from Revelstoke, drive east on the Trans-Canada Highway. It is approximately 89 kilometres (53 miles) from the town of Revelstoke. To reach our accommodation, you will be travelling through Revelstoke and Glacier National Park. As you summit Rogers Pass (67 kilometres 40 miles from Revelstoke), you will be surrounded by the rugged peaks of the Selkirk Mountain Range. Stop and soak it in, this is one of the most beautiful sections of the Trans-Canada Highway. Once you start descending from Rogers Pass you have 24 kilometres (14 miles) until the turn off to Heather Mountain Lodge. The turn off to the lodge is at the top of a hill on the left side of the Trans-Canada Highway. Heather Mountain Lodge is approximately 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) from the East Gate of Glacier National Park or 1 kilometre (0.6 miles) from the Pacific and Mountain Time Zone change. Once you have exited, turn immediately left through Heather Mountain Lodge’s gates, and travel 200 metres (600 feet) along our paved driveway. Welcome to the best accommodation available between Golden and Revelstoke! Lodge GPS Coordinates: 51.479191, -117.481184
Glacier National Park, British Columbia, Canada
Travelling between Golden and Revelstoke on the Trans-Canada Highway offers the most beautiful section of the entire highway as it squeezes between the majestic mountains of Glacier National Park.
Glacier National Park’s east gate is less than 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) from Heather Mountain Lodge. Not to be mistaken with the Glacier National Park of the United States, Canada’s Glacier National Park is the acknowledged birthplace of North American mountaineering.
During the late 1800’s tourists would travel to the Glacier House Hotel at Rogers Pass via the Canadian Pacific Railway—the only accessible transportation at the time. The Glacier House, which remains only in ruins as a National Historic Site, was home to a group of Swiss mountain guides, who had been brought in to lead its guests up the surrounding glaciers and mountain peaks.
Although Rogers Pass is best known for its harrowing barrier to the construction of Canada’s first major national transportation route, it now offers an inspiring drive. The steep, rugged national park offers protection to its unique stands of old-growth cedar and hemlock, its mountain valleys and the resident grizzly bears, mountain caribou and goats that call it home.
For more information about Glacier National Park and its spectacular sightseeing, walks and hikes, visit the parks website at: Glacier National Park
- Visitor Information Centre at Rogers Pass. Watch Snow Wars in the theatre.
- Illecillewaet Glacier “the Great Glacier”: Glacier House Historical Site, Walks, and Hikes.
- View the stunning peak of Sir Donald, ranked one of the top 50 climbs in North America.
- View old growth cedar and hemlocks trees on the giant cedar boardwalk.
- Read the books The Great Glacier and Its House or Among the Selkirks for historical accounts of Rogers Pass.
Golden - Kicking Horse Country
The town of Golden is in Kicking Horse country, a name that is shared by the river that floats whitewater rafts into its town, and the mountain resort which invites visitors to its peaks to ski in the winter and to hike and mountain bike in the summer.
Surrounded by six National Parks (Banff, Glacier, Jasper, Kootenay, Mount Revelstoke and Yoho) Golden shines as a summer destination. This is an authentic British Columbian small town where logging and adventure tourism are the main industries.
For More Information:
Tourism Golden: www.tourismgolden.com
- Visit Canada’s longest freestanding timber frame bridge
- Have a delicious coffee at the Bean Bag Café, homemade Soup at Bachus Books or dine at the Island Restaurant.
- Ride the Horse—go Whitewater rafting on the Kicking Horse River. It’s fast, wild and sure to thrill.
- Look for wildlife. Expect a welcoming party of big horn sheep as you descend into Golden, or visit the grizzly bear refuge as you ascend the lifts of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.
- Take a leap of faith—tandem paragliding is available from Mount 7. Breathtaking views await as you glide between the mountains above the grand Columbia Wetlands and its heritage river, the Columbia.
The town of Revelstoke, British Columbia is a quaint railway town in the summer and powder skiing mecca in winter. Established in Canadian history as the location of the ‘last spike’ of the Canadian Pacific Railway, the town now vibrates with the energy of tourists soaking up the quintessential B.C. small town experience.
For More Information:
Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce: revelstokecc.bc.ca/vacation
- Revelstoke is home to a fantastic railway museum. This is worthwhile for railway junkies and all those interested in the story of the struggle to connect the West to the East.
- Wander the downtown coffee shops and listen to live music as you enjoy the laid back pace.
- Meadows In the Sky Parkway is a summer wildflower and mountain meadow experience. Located just outside of town in Revelstoke National Park, it’s a scenic drive that climbs into the alpine creating easy access to a stunning canvas of colour. Visit late July or Early August to view it in full bloom.
- Revelstoke Mountain Resort is a new addition to this remote mountain town. Look for new summer activities at this newly established ski resort.