By David F. Rooney
A Parks Canada re-creation of an 1885 mail run using dog sleds from Revelstoke Sled Dog Adventures proved to be a very popular event with local families who drove to Glacier National Park on Saturday to take part.
Scores of people made it to the Asulkan parking lot where they parked then were coaxed by the Friends of Mount Revelstoke & Glacier’s Rubyanne Meda into signing a commemorative postcard that was then stamped with special sled dog stamp. After a stiff 10-minute walk through the snow up to the bench above the parking lot they were met by Parks Canada’s Megan Long who had organized the event, one of the last this year to mark the 125th anniversary of Glacier and Yoho National Parks.
The dog sled rides were provided by Eric and Connie Marsden of Revelstoke Sled Dog Adventures.
“I was quite happy to do this when Parks contacted me,” he said. “This is good practice for the dogs.”
The dogs were visibly eager to get harnessed so they could pull the two sleds Marsden brought with him. They were also very friendly and inquisitive as you can see from the photos below: