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travelfamily

visiting Glazier National Park

by travelfamily »

my husband and I are thinking about visiting Glazier National Park mid August through mid September.  We have heard that it is a good idea to fly into Canada and then drive down into GNP.

Where do we fly in to?  Also is 5 days enough time to stay in the park?  We are thinking of doing a 10 day trip in total, so help, please.

I love your forums,  always sooooo helpful

thanks,

travel family

 

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pepere

RE: visiting Glazier National Park

by pepere »

I would fly into Kalispell, Montana which is 35 miles from the west entrance of Glacier Park.  Delta, United, Alaska and Allegiant airlines all serve Kalispell.  Glacier is a hiking park with over 700 miles of trails so unless your a hiker 3 to 4 days is plenty.  Be aware that after Labor Day, Sept. 7, the concessions in the park are pretty much closed for the season.  Have fun!!

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travelfamily

RE: visiting Glazier National Park

by travelfamily »

 

 

thanks for your info...........no we would not be hiking alot so I am glad you told us that up to 4 days is plenty.  Just nice to enjoy the scenery slowly, picnic and enjoy some short hikes - with bear spray!!  we are both retired, very able, but do not fancy encountering bears at all!!

If we do come in from Canada, where would you recommend flying to and the most scenic route to Glazier NP?           also now deciding to go the first week of August.

thanks,     travel family

 

 

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RE: visiting Glazier National Park

by pepere »

If you fly into Canada, fly into Calgary, Alberta. From there, take AB-2 south to the U.S. border then pick up US highway 89.  It is approximately 175 miles.  I would check with the car rental people and Border Patrol about bringing a rental car across the border. Flying into Kalispell Montana seems much less hassle. . If you haven't made reservations for accomadations in the park yet, you are most likely out of luck. They are most likely booked up.  East Clacier, Kalispell, Whitefish, Columbia Falls (all in Montana) have many motels and you should find  accomadations in one of those towns.. Just google each town and you will find list of Motels.

Where are you coming from?

 

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