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Glacier National Park- Landscape and Wildlife
Glacier National Park is a friendship bandeau between Canada and the United States as it is the world’s first international peace park founded on the Canada-United States border.
Established in May 1910, Northwestern Montana’s park is also known as the “Crown of the Continent” that is spread over 1,013,322 acres of land.
The Park has a paradise of 25 active glaciers, many enigmatic lakes, fabulous waterfalls, multifarious forests, alpine meadows, lakes, and stubborn peaks.
The major areas worth visiting consists of “Going-to-the-Sun Road, North Fork, Triple Divide Peak, Goat Haunt, Lake McDonald, and Apgar Village.
If you want to go easy hiking, Then Trail of the Cedars will be the best option for you and if you want challenging hiking then Grinnell Glacier will be the perfect one.
The amazing fauna consists of mountain goats, grizzly bears, wolverines, wolves, bighorn sheep, and golden eagles. There are around 71 species of mammals and 300 species of birds.
No. Of Visitors in 2018
Best Time To Visit
July to August and December to February
Warm and the sunny season from July to August will make your trip wonderful. The temperature can rise up to the 80s in the day but at night it will fall to 40s.
If you want to enjoy some winter sports like cross-country skiing and snowshoeing then December to February are the best months to visit.
Things to Carry
Here is the list of things that you can carry while visiting Glacier National Park:
Carry a bear spray and use it only if a bear is in a way to attack you.
If you don’t want to get lost then do carry a compass, a map or a GPS device with a good battery backup.
Sun Protection Equipments
Protect yourself from Sunrays by carrying sunglasses, sunscreen, water, water treatment tablets and a hat.
For warmer seasons, wear shorts or light pants and do carry rain gear as it rains at various times throughout the year. For snowy weather wear a jacket and gloves. Also, carry sturdy hiking shoes and a headband.
If you are planning for camping then do carry a tent and the other things which you can carry consist of insect repellent and a camera.
Tips before Visiting
- If you want to see most of the park then do visit it for at least 7 days.
- Hike in groups of at least 3 people to remain safe from the bears.
- Make noises to remain safe from bears.
- Don’t forget to carry a bear spray.