Things To Do & See On The Way To Glacier National Park

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When visiting Glacier National Park, there are numerous stops along the way that provide so much entertainment, outdoor recreation and events, that it’s almost imperative to make some side trips.

  • Yellowstone National Park
    Almost half of all visitors to Glacier National Park include Yellowstone on their itinerary, so as not miss the many famous geothermal features, such as Old Faithful, Fountain Paint Pot and the fascinating mud pots, geysers and hot springs within the geyser basins.
  • Helena Montana
    When in Helena, you will get the real flavor of the Old West by visiting the restored miner’s village of Reeder’s Alley and Pioneer Cabin, Helena’s oldest home.
  • Missoula Montana
    Outdoor recreation in Missoula consists of hiking, mountain biking and fishing in the summer, and fabulous skiing in the winter. With its mild winters, you can really enjoy getting out there in those white landscapes.
  • Banff National Park
    The untamed wilderness of Banff National Park invites you to enter this territory of beautiful valleys, mountain glaciers and pristine rivers.
  • Sandpoint Idaho
    The mountains surrounding Sandpoint, Idaho offer plenty for any tourist, no matter their preference for outdoor activities. There’s even a lake close by for boating and fishing.
  • Spokane Washington
    Spokane is a city worth exploring, with lots of shopping and entertainment for some great nights out. You’ll find many opportunities to participate in outdoor sports, too. The Spokane River runs right through the downtown area and creates a lovely waterfall on the west end of the city.
  • Fairmont Hot Springs BC
    The hot springs are only one aspect to this incredible Canadian city. The Stanford Range of the Rockies surround you and there’s an endless array of outdoor fun.
  • Bonners Ferry Idaho
    The Kootenai River runs nearby and this scenic town is a terrific vacation destination for a change of pace from Glacier National Park.
  • Calgary AB Canada
    In Calgary, you will find a wealth of cultural experiences that will please the whole family, along with many places to get out in nature hiking, biking or jogging with the jagged peaks as a backdrop.
  • Coeur DAlene Idaho
    A resort town filled with fun and activities awaits you in Idaho’s panhandle.
  • Cranbrook BC Canada
    Cranbrook provides numerous outdoor exploration opportunities, with the Canadian Rockies making a perfect place for some adventurous hunting, fishing, hiking and boating.
  • Crowsnest Pass AB
    Traveling from Alberta to British Columbia you will be taking a trip over the Crowsnest pass. The drive provides scenery that is breathtaking as well as places to stop for many recreational opportunities.
  • Fernie BC
    Here in a valley surrounded by towering peaks, you will discover the pristine wilderness of the British Columbia Rocky Mountains. For a unique experience, you have to come in the winter for some exciting heli-skiing.
  • Great Falls Montana
    You’ll find events galore in Great Falls, with bluegrass concerts, rodeos, car shows and much more. Ride on the Great Falls Historic Trolley to tour historic downtown.
  • Kootenay National Park
    This park is one of forty-one parks in Canada that attract tourists from all over who love the snowcapped peaks, hanging glaciers, grasslands and other fascinating natural features.
  • Lake Pend Oreille ID
    Lake Pend Oreille stretches 43 miles and is 6 miles wide at its widest point. With 111 miles of shoreline, you will be sure to want to get out there on a canoe or kayak to explore.
  • Lethbridge AB
    Feed pelicans, explore the Bowman Arts Center, tour the Fort Whoop-up Interpretive Center and play golf. There’s no end to the things you can do in Lethbridge, AB.
  • Mount Revelstoke Nat'l Park
    Mount Revelstoke National Park gives you access to miles and miles of trails for hiking in summer and cross-country skiing in the winter months. Take the Giant Cedars Trail through an old-growth forest.
  • Radium Hot Springs BC
    Radium Hot Springs in British Columbia has to be one of the best mountain getaways in Canada, retaining its original charm from earlier times and only minutes away from the shores of Lake Windermere.
  • US-Canada Border Information
    With tightened regulations on travel in recent times, it’s important to know what you will need to cross the border between the United States and Canada, making the transition as easy as possible. Here you will find what you need to know.
  • Yoho National Park
    This park is a wonder of glacial lakes, waterfalls and snowcapped peaks. For some great hiking, you can take to the many hiking trails and watch the wildlife.

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