Glacier National Park is located in Montana (USA), on the USA-Canada border with Alberta and British Columbia. The park covers a total area of over 4000 km2 (1545 ml2) and includes parts of the Rocky Mountains and over 130 lakes. The park borders to the east with Canada's Waterton Lakes National Park.
The park's ecosystems feature over 1100 different plant species, hundreds of animal species, around 260 bird species and 23 fish species. The majority of these are original and native to the region. The list of large mammals includes grizzlies, Canadian lynxes, moose, mountain goats, wolverines. The ecosystems range from prairie to tundra.
- The closest to the park airport is in Kalispell, to the southwest.
- The park is served as transportation by Amtrak trains (stopping at East Glacier, West Glacier, and Essex).
- "Red Jammers" are the park's own Ford-manufactured buses (1930s model), offering tours on all its main roads. In 2001, all buses were restored / rebuilt by the Ford company.
- On some of the larger lakes are offered wooden boat tours. Some of the boats are original and date back to the 1920s. The biggest have passenger capacity up to 80.
- Hiking is among the most popular activities, as the Glacier National Park has nearly 700 ml (1130 km) of walking trails. Dogs are not permitted on the trails, but only at campsites accessible by a vehicle. Camping is allowed only at designated sites along the hiking trails, and permits are required.
- Most camping sites accessible by vehicles are located near the larger lakes. These campgrounds are open from mid-June through mid-September.
- The park also provides professional tour guides and shuttles.
- Fishing is another popular activity. Fly fishing is available in the streams flowing through the park. Fishing permits are not required.
- Snowmobiling within the park is illegal. Skiing is permitted, but only in the lower valleys.
Glacier National Park tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
- Grinnell Glacier
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