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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park has a rich natural and cultural history and is renowned for its mountaineering, deep snow and pristine wilderness. The abandoned trail-grade, stone bridges and trestle supports, snow sheds and other structures can be visited on self-guided trails.  There are hiking trails ranging from 15 minutes easy walks to multi-day hiking for the avid and experienced hiker.

Glacier National Park is a favourite area for some classic North America alpinism.  It offers fine climbs at all standards of difficulty and is a great spot for the intermediate mountaineer.   In 1888, British mountaineers Rev. William Spotswood Green and Rev. Henry Swanzy completed the first recreational technical climbs in the Selkirk Mountains.  In doing so, they established Glacier National Park as the birthplace of mountaineering in North America. 11 years later Canadian Pacific hired Swizz climbing guides Edward Fuez Sr. and Christian Hasler to work at Glacier House in Rogers Pass, where they were guiding and at the same time promoting mountaineering in the Selkirks. More information on climbing in Glacier National Park.

Glacier National Park Fast Facts

  • Canada’s second oldest national park
  • Located on the Montane Cordillera Ecozone
  • National Historic site – Rogers Pass is located in Glacier National Park
  • One of Canada’s largest cave systems
  • The highest point in the park is Mount Dawson

For more information visit Glacier National Park.

TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews
4.5 based on 143 reviews
“Drive in winter on The Road to the Sun.”
Drive in winter on The Road to the Sun.
February 23, 2020, by kas929
We only had a day to explore and it was winter, but the Glacier National Park did not disappoint. The road was icy and snowy. It was eventually blocked off at the lodge, where there were a ton of...
“Beautiful but very crowded”
Beautiful but very crowded
December 12, 2019, by U2861JHnikkiw
It was a beautiful drive and I am so glad we went. We did the going to the sun road and enjoyed the scenery along the way. Only animals we came across were some mountain sheep. We only stopped once...
“Large Area Were Closed”
Large Area Were Closed
December 01, 2019, by Solodam J
We were here by the end of May. Due to the avalanche, a large area of Glacier National Park were closed. We stopped at some places to catch the beauty of the area and took some pictures.