This past Fourth of July weekend, I was able to cross off one of the major national parks that had been on my bucket list for a long time. Hint: It contains stunning wildlife, mountains, waterfalls, lakes, and rivers, and it got its name from its glaciers. That's right- Glacier National Park is the spot!
It is very remote (as are many national parks) and one of the only major airports nearby is Calgary International Airport, which happened to work out because got to experience Canada Day (July 1st). What better way to celebrate Canada Day and 4th of July than at the national park that sits on the US-Canada border!
On the US side is Glacier National Park which covers over 1,500 square miles of Montana's rugged wilderness. The park spans the border to Alberta Canada, forming the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. The park is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and noted for its various ecosystems ranging from prairie to tundra. Here's how I was able to cover many of the major sights in this park in a three day weekend.
Check out the behind the scenes video (Caution: there may or may not be a bear attack in this vlog):
What are your favorite things to see in Waterton- Glacier National Park?
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