View From The Pass
The Trans-Canada Highway runs through Rogers Pass. Right through the middle of the Selkirk Range, it shortens the route around the “Big Bend” of the Columbia River.
The Big Bend Highway was used until the TCH opened in 1962. The Big Bend Highway was flooded when Kinbasket Lake was formed behind Mica Dam.
The pass was discovered by A.B. Rogers in 1882 and surveyed as a route for the railroad.
The railway abandoned the pass in 1916 when the Connaught Tunnel was completed. In 1988 the Canadian Pacific Railway built the Mount MacDonald Tunnel and now runs two tunnels under Rogers Pass.