Glacier National Park of Canada

Glacier National Park of Canada

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VISIT Glacier National Park of Canada:

Park Details

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
Phone250-837-7500
HoursOpen year-round, but many visitor facilities are closed by snow from October to May
Entrance FeeFree to $11, depending on age
Learn MoreOfficial 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.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visitsdata unavailable
Precipitation10365797579966262639311482
Avg Temp293034445664717062473328
Max Temp363742597177828277634336
Avg Temp171824324047515043342417
Min Temp-10-63192936403932192-7
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

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.

Trip NameTrip MilesTrip Days
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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.

NameDistance
Mount Revelstoke National Park50 km
Yoho National Park67 km
Jasper National Park85 km
Kootenay National Park100 km
Banff National Park114 km
Waterton Lakes National Park232 km
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area358 km
North Cascades National Park401 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:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Kicking HorseGolden, BC8,033 ft82%32 km
RevelstokeRevelstoke, BC7,300 ft97%59 km
Lake LouiseLake Louise, AB8,652 ft64%95 km
Banff Sunshine VillageBanff, AB8,957 ft79%124 km
Summit Lake Ski AreaNakusp, BC3,018 ft11%127 km
Panorama Mountain VillagePanorama, BC7,875 ft71%129 km
Mount NorquayBanff, AB8,038 ft47%134 km
Silverstar MountainSpallumcheen, BC6,283 ft62%151 km
Sovereign Lake Nordic CenterVernon, BC6,060 ft32%153 km
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski AreaFairmont Hot Springs, BC5,200 ft42%160 km

Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Glacier National Park of Canada, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Calgary International AirportYYCCalgary, AB244 km
Edmonton International AirportYEGEdmonton, AB348 km
Vancouver International AirportYVRVancouver, BC465 km
Seattle–Tacoma International AirportSEASeattle, WA550 km
Portland International AirportPDXPortland, OR736 km
Medium Airports

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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Kelowna International AirportYLWKelowna, BC199 km
Kamloops AirportYKAKamloops, BC215 km
Castlegar/West Kootenay Regional AirportYCGCastlegar, BC223 km
Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International AirportYXCCranbrook, BC224 km
Penticton AirportYYFPenticton, BC252 km
Williams Lake AirportYWLWilliams Lake, BC327 km
Lethbridge County AirportYQLLethbridge, AB382 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.