Glacier National Park of Canada
Canada’s Glacier National Park is known for its awe-inspiring mountain landscapes, pristine glaciers, and iconic Rogers Pass. While it shares the same mountain range as the US National park with the same name, they are not related. Located in the province of British Columbia, the park is nestled within the Selkirk Mountains, showcasing towering peaks, deep valleys, and ancient forests.
Glacier National Park is renowned for its spectacular alpine scenery and its abundance of glaciers, which have shaped the rugged terrain over thousands of years. Visitors can explore the park’s network of hiking trails, leading to stunning viewpoints, serene lakes, and cascading waterfalls. The park is also home to an array of wildlife, including grizzly bears, mountain goats, and elk, offering opportunities for wildlife spotting and nature photography. Rogers Pass, a historic mountain pass within the park, attracts mountaineers and adventurers, with its challenging climbing routes and backcountry skiing opportunities.
VISIT Glacier National Park of Canada:
Glacier National Park of Canada was established in 1886, and has a total area of 333,440 acres (521 square miles, or 1,350 square kilometers).
|Address||9520 Trans-Canada Highway, Rogers Pass, BC, V0X 1R0|
|Hours||Open year-round, but many visitor facilities are closed by snow from October to May|
|Entrance Fee||Free to $11, depending on age|
|Learn More||Official Website|
When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation
Glacier National Park of Canada is the 27th most visited park in the country.
We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Glacier National Park of Canada. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Glacier National Park of Canada is.
Our data shows the best months to visit Glacier National Park of Canada are July, August, September & May.
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Glacier National Park of Canada Road Trips
Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Glacier National Park of Canada is visited.
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Other Nearby National Park Sites
From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Glacier National Park of Canada.
|Mount Revelstoke National Park||50 km|
|Yoho National Park||67 km|
|Jasper National Park||85 km|
|Kootenay National Park||100 km|
|Banff National Park||114 km|
|Waterton Lakes National Park||232 km|
|Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area||358 km|
|North Cascades National Park||401 km|
Nearest Ski Resorts
For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Glacier National Park of Canada:
|Kicking Horse||Golden, BC||8,218 ft||91%||32 km|
|Revelstoke||Revelstoke, BC||7,300 ft||100%||59 km|
|Lake Louise||Lake Louise, AB||8,650 ft||66%||95 km|
|Banff Sunshine Village||Banff, AB||8,957 ft||68%||124 km|
|Summit Lake Ski Area||Nakusp, BC||3,018 ft||11%||127 km|
|Panorama Mountain||Panorama, BC||8,038 ft||87%||129 km|
|Mount Norquay||Banff, AB||6,998 ft||53%||134 km|
|Silverstar Mountain||Spallumcheen, BC||6,283 ft||64%||151 km|
|Sovereign Lake Nordic Center||Vernon, BC||6,060 ft||33%||153 km|
|Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area||Fairmont Hot Springs, BC||5,200 ft||44%||160 km|
When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Glacier National Park of Canada.
|Calgary International Airport||YYC||Calgary, AB||244 km|
|Edmonton International Airport||YEG||Edmonton, AB||348 km|
|Vancouver International Airport||YVR||Vancouver, BC||465 km|
|Seattle–Tacoma International Airport||SEA||Seattle, WA||550 km|
|Portland International Airport||PDX||Portland, OR||736 km|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Glacier National Park of Canada.
|Kelowna International Airport||YLW||Kelowna, BC||199 km|
|Kamloops Airport||YKA||Kamloops, BC||215 km|
|Castlegar/West Kootenay Regional Airport||YCG||Castlegar, BC||223 km|
|Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport||YXC||Cranbrook, BC||224 km|
|Penticton Airport||YYF||Penticton, BC||252 km|
|Williams Lake Airport||YWL||Williams Lake, BC||327 km|
|Lethbridge County Airport||YQL||Lethbridge, AB||382 km|
Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.