Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park, Revelstoke: Address, Phone Number, Glacier National Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Glacier National Park
4.5
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Jean-François Tessier
Montreal, Canada564 contributions
A highway in a park (or vice versa)
Oct. 2020
We drove through the park from Golden to Revelstoke.
It's really a fun drive (there was construction and it took us way more time than expected but still).

There's a lots a trail all along the road that are really easy to access. ÀI'd really like Rock Garden.

It seems like it's a really occupied road, there were lots of cars.
Written 13 February 2021
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ramalap123
Calgary, Canada30 contributions
Fabulous mountains, interesting loop trail
Sep. 2020
We did the short (1.6km) loop trail on our way through the park. It was a really interesting short walk along former railbeds, with interpretive panels explaining what we were seeing. Highly recommended.
Written 13 September 2020
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Alan H
San Diego, CA129 contributions
Awesome views, but Logan Pass parking lot full by 6:45 a.m.!
Sep. 2020
We had read that the parking lot at Logan Pass fills up quickly by 7:45 a.m. We left early from Kalispell and arrived at Logan Pass at 7:30 a.m. The parking lot was already FULL with lots of cars looking for parking. I talked to a ranger and she informed me that the lots have been filling up by 6:30 a.m. recently. Basically, it's full from 6:30 a.m until about 5 p.m. If you want a more relaxing trip and planning to do the Hidden Lake hike at Logan Pass, perhaps it's more relaxing to just head up late and plan to arrive at Logan Pass by 5 p.m. That should still give you enough time to do the hike before sunset.

We gave up on finding parking after 30-min of frustration! Drove up to Rising Sun, where the road ended, and we turned back down the mountain.

We were lucky enough to find a parking space at the bottom at Avalanche. We did the Trail of the Cedar hike and went all the way to Avalanche Lake. The hike was pretty hilly but definitely worth it. The view at the lake was spectacular!
Written 11 September 2020
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EkMusafir
Pune, India2,206 contributions
Avalanche Prone Mountains With Glaciers.
Aug. 2019
We passed through the Glacier National Park on our coach tour of the Canadian Rockies in August 2019. We were driving along the Trans Canada Highway to Banff National Park and stopped for a while at the Rogers Pass National Historic Site which is at the centre of Glacier National Park.

We could see the high mountain peaks with dense pine forests and active glaciers. There is a lot of wildlife in the forests like bears, wolves, deer, elk, caribou and many more. We saw some stuffed exhibits of these animals in the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre. The park has many trails, campgrounds, and some backcountry huts and cabins.

The park is known for its heavy snowfall and avalanches, and maintaining the Trans Canada Highway which passes through the park is a constant challenge. The Canadian Armed Forces help in the task to keep the roads clear with the help of Howitzer cannons which we saw stationed near the Rogers Pass Discover Centre.
Written 25 July 2020
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kas929
Hopkinton, NH134 contributions
Drive in winter on The Road to the Sun.
Feb. 2020 • Couples
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 stalwart cross country skiers, snowshoers, and hikers going in to the park. We thoroughly enjoyed stopping and taking pictures and seeing the incredible peaks and beautiful lake. Our trip was short and we’d love to return, but I endorse a visit in the snow. To think that there are 1.1 million acres. We did not see any wildlife on this trip, but there are more than 260 species of animals in the park.
Written 23 February 2020
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Nikki W
63 contributions
Beautiful but very crowded
Jul. 2019 • Family
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 because all of the hiking points had no parking.
Written 12 December 2019
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Solodam J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands32,320 contributions
Large Area Were Closed
May 2019
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.
Written 1 December 2019
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Angie H
Hobart, Australia503 contributions
A true wonder of the world
Sep. 2019
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.
Written 28 October 2019
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Justine28
Yellowknife, Canada1,881 contributions
Lovely spot, enjoyed some easy and short hikes here!
Jul. 2019
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 amazing hiking trails; unfortunately, due to old injuries and limited time, we decided against the longer and more demanding hikes, but managed to do quite a few shorter and easier trails, i.e.: Hemlock Boardwalk, Meeting of the Waters trail, Rock Garden trail and Bear Creek Falls trail (delightful!) which we really enjoyed. The Rogers Pass is also a great stop and very interesting experience. The park is known for its wildlife; we were lucky enough not to bump into any bears, however park’s staff were warning everyone about one “stalker bear” that was following hikers at the time. Make sure you come prepared for such an encounter should it happen.
All in all a wonderful park, and I would highly recommend everyone to enjoy some of its trails versus just driving through it.
Written 17 October 2019
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Spiderdog
Cheshire, UK4,647 contributions
Great Glacier Hiking Trail
Sep. 2019
This was our favourite hike when we were on a Canada road trip recently.
It's a trail which is very scenic with river and waterfalls and takes you to just below the Illecillewaet Glacier from which you have amazing views in every direction.
You feel like you are on top of the world!
We picked up trail leaflets at the NP centre and found the timings given for each hike were quite generous.
The Great Glacier hike was estimated at 3.5 hours and we completed in well under 3 hours which included spending time at the top taking photo's and sunbathing!
Brilliant walk.
Written 7 October 2019
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