Exploring Glacier and Waterton National Parks
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|Trip Length||6 days/5 nights|
|Price||From $2,995 to $3,395|
|If you have questions about this journey or would like to receive a detailed trip brochure, call 800-445-2995 or click here.|
|*Price varies depending upon departure's group size.|
Day 1 (Glacier National Park) Head straight to Glacier National Park this morning to begin your adventure! On the drive up and over the Going-to-the-Sun Road, breathtaking scenery and wildlife viewing prevail. Your guides on this journey are experienced naturalists familiar with the region, and they are excited to introduce you to what many people consider the most pristine national park in the Lower 48.
Day 2 (Glacier and Waterton National Parks) Your day begins with a nice hike in the Many Glacier area, with the guides providing interesting interpretation of the flora, fauna, and history of the area as you trek in the park. Enjoy lunch on the trail before returning to Many Glacier in the early afternoon. The group then crosses the border into Canada, headed to Waterton Lakes National Park, where dinner on the shores of Lake Waterton completes a fabulous day.
Day 3 (Waterton Lakes National Park) With a full day to experience Waterton Lakes National Park, you’ll see towering cliffs, unusual geological formations, beautiful waterfalls, and snow-clad mountain peaks as you scan the hillsides for bear, moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats. Your guides tailor the day, selecting hikes based on the interests of the group.
Day 4 (Waterton and Island Lake Lodge) After a nice morning hike, we set out north through Pincher Creek and west to Crowsnest Pass. At the town of Frank, we stop to visit the site of a devastating rockslide that thundered down over the town in 1903. The surreal landscape is a testament to the ultimate authority of nature and the reality of frontier life in the mountains. Later this afternoon we arrive in the beautiful Elk Valley. Our luxury backcountry lodge is in a secluded and pristine wilderness setting with a world of nature at our fingertips.
Day 5 (Island Lake Lodge) Accommodating only 32 guests, Island Lake Lodge is a private enclave surrounded by 7,000 acres of Canadian wilderness. Hiking is right out the door, and today you’ll have guided options ranging from a one-hour walk in old-growth forest to a full-day hike to a mountain peak. Fly-fishing on the Elk River is also an optional activity for the day (for additional cost).
Day 6 (Kalispell for departures home) Head back across the border to catch afternoon departures from Kalispell—or stay a day or two longer to explore the fun town of Whitefish!