Parks Canada

Parks Canada

September 09, 2011 16:00 ET

Media Advisory: Government of Canada Celebrates 125th Anniversary of Glacier National Park and 50 Years of Avalanche Control Program

ROGERS PASS, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 9, 2011) - Mr. David Wilks, Member of Parliament for Kootenay-Columbia, will take part in a celebration to highlight the 125th anniversary of Glacier National Park and the re-opening of the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre following extensive renovations made possible by Canada's Economic Action Plan.

Mr. Wilks will also celebrate 50 years of avalanche control, a program carried out in partnership with the Canadian Forces.

Mr. Wilks will participate in these events on behalf of the Honourable Peter Kent, Canada's Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada.

Please note that this advisory is subject to change without notice.

The details are as follows:

Date: Saturday, Sept.10
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Rogers Pass Discovery Centre
Rogers Pass, BC

Contact Information

  • Jacolyn Daniluck
    Public Relations and Communication Officer
    Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks
    Parks Canada
    250-837-7554