Waterton Glacier International Peace Park Visitor Centers

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Visitor Centers

When you arrive, stop at a park visitor center to become acquainted with the wonders of the region. The centers have exhibits, maps, and frequent interpretive programs. A full-time staff is available to answer questions and provide services, such as free backcountry camping permits and trail advice. Visitor centers sell publications and provide rest rooms and water fountains. Read More

Glacier Visitor Centers
Glacier National Park Headquarters - Located just before the entrance station at West Glacier, it houses the park's main offices. Open year-round, Monday through Friday, 8 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Call (406) 888-5441.

Apgar Visitor Center - Near Lake McDonald on the west side of the park, it offers exhibits on Glacier's plants and animals. Open daily from late April through October, and on winter weekends.

Logan Pass Visitor Center - Perched atop Logan Pass on Going-to-the-Sun Road, it features exhibits on alpine zone plants and animals. Open from mid-June through September.

St. Mary Visitor Center - Located near St. Mary Lake, this main visitor center of the east side of the park offers exhibits on geology and Glacier's life zones. Open from late May through September.

Waterton Visitor Centers
Waterton Lakes National Park Headquarters - Waterton's headquarters is in Waterton Park, five miles from the entrance. Call (403) 859-5133 for information. Open weekdays year-round.

Visitor Center: Located near the Prince of Wales Hotel, the center has a variety of literature about park features as well as the surrounding region. Park staff are available to answer questions and register backcountry campers. Open mid-May to mid-September.

Heritage Center: Located in Waterton Park, it is operated by Waterton Natural History Association. There are exhibits and literature on the history of Waterton Lakes National Park, the town site, and animals and plants found in the park.

Park Newspapers
Waterton-Glacier Guide, a newspaper for both parks, offers seasonal information on visitor services, wildlife, weather, safety, and more. Nature with a Naturalist, a biweekly summer park publication, contains the complete schedule of guided hikes, ranger talks, kids' programs, and special events for the parks. Both publications are available free at park entrance stations and visitor centers.

Take a class
Check out the classes for kids offered at the Glacier Institute or Waterton's Heritage Education Program. You can learn about a variety of subjects, such as grizzly bears and watercolor painting in the parks. Classes range from afternoon meetings to long excursions.