"Glacier National Park, British Columbia" Glacier National Park by GentleSpirit

Glacier National Park Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 21 photos

Driving through the park

The tour that I was on went through British Columbia for two days before ending at Banff. On the second day we went through all these magnificent places...waterfalls, lakes, deep forests. To see the glaciers, and you saw plenty of them, was breathtaking. There are some 400 glaciers in the park. There are, however, no facilities like at the Columbia Icefields where a vehicle will take you out onto the glacier itself.

The Park

Glacier National Park takes up 1349 km(2) (541 miles sq.) of southeastern British Columbia. The range extends into the United States (about 25% of the range). In the U.S., the Columbia Mountains are considered part of the Rockies, in Canada they are not.

If you have time, this area is just stunning and several hiking trails exist. The landscape is dramatic--steep craggy mountains. Be careful though, this is very isolated country and not many facilities nearby if you get in trouble.

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  • Pros:breathtaking scenery
  • Last visit to Glacier National Park: Dec 2007
  • Intro Updated Dec 8, 2012
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Gee, those Mountains are stunning! Great photo!

  • wise23girl's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    The year we did the Wild West Tour we were first in Canada..Inland passage...the Rocky Mountaineer train and then by coach. May 2007

    • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
      Dec 8, 2012 at 7:48 PM

      that must have been a gorgeous ride, the tour i took was wonderful, but a bit active for many people

    • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
      Dec 8, 2012 at 7:48 PM

      that must have been a gorgeous ride, the tour i took was wonderful, but a bit active for many people

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2012 at 3:27 AM

    Glacier National Park looks stunning. You say it is only 80 kms from Golden. In two years my nephew is getting married in Golden so a good chance then to do some sightseeing.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    that is a great intro-picture !

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