Established in 1886, Glacier National Park is located in British Columbia, Canada. Spanning an area of 1,349 square kilometers, it is Canada's second oldest national park. Along with nearby Mount Revelstoke and Yoho National Parks, it forms part of the UNESCO-recognized Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site. Glacier National Park is a spectacular area of wetlands, grasslands, alpine beds, and glaciers usually shrouded in snow. The park is a haven for big and small wildlife like grizzly bear, moose, caribou, and small critters like pine marten and snowshoe hares.
The park is home to a variety of recreational activities, such as hiking, fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, and camping. With over 600 kilometers of maintained trails, visitors can explore the landscape and its natural wonders, from alpine meadows with wildflowers to sweeping mountain views. For more daring airhiking, head out on the critical and technical routes of the Three Valley Gap Trail along Yoho Lake. Paddlers can kayak around Upper Waterton Lake at the park’s eastern boundary, or explore the backcountry wilderness on Lake Louise.
The park also offers one of the biggest mountaineering experiences in the Rockies. From challenging alpine routes to immense glacial valleys, climbers of all levels can enjoy the mountain during the spring and summer months. Other activities include birdwatching, wildlife viewing, berry picking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and sky gazing.
Glacier National Park also offers a variety of accommodations, ranging from camping to backcountry camping and winter lodgings. Guests can enjoy a truly Canadian experience in cabins or log lodges, as well as a variety of dining options. Whether you’re looking to explore the park through its dizzyingly diverse activities and discover its rich wildlife, or seek a more serene experience surrounded by nature’s beauty, Glacier National Park will not disappoint.