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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

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4.5 based on 141 reviews
“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.
“A true wonder of the world”
A true wonder of the world
October 28, 2019, by Angie H
This was my first time that I have been in Canada's Glacier National Park and it was awesome. I just hope that this will never be destroyed. One can wander around and admire the beauty of nature.
“Lovely spot, enjoyed some easy and short hikes here!”
Lovely spot, enjoyed some easy and short hikes here!
October 17, 2019, by Justine28
Visited this beautiful park in late July and enjoyed every minute. We stayed in the area for a couple of days (town of Revelstoke) and explored the nearby parks from there. Glacier N.P. has some...