Can you swim in Glacier National Park?

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The water in Glacier National Park is brilliantly colored, clean, and extremely inviting, so it is easy to understand why so many people who visit Glacier wonder about swimming. So, can you swim in Glacier National Park? The answer is yes! You can absolutely swim in any lake and get in any river you want […]

Do I need bear spray in Glacier National Park?

by Linnea, April 2022 This is one of the most common questions among people who travel to Glacier National Park. Bears are the subject of curiosity, fascination, and often fear, so it makes sense that they are top of mind when planning a trip to Glacier. So, do you need bear spray if you are […]

9 great places to eat in Glacier National Park

While traveling through Glacier National Park, you will no doubt work up an appetite! And when hunger strikes, you don’t want to have to spend time researching dining options. I have spent my life living and working in Glacier, and I know the importance of a good meal after a long day of adventures. In […]

How to do the Grinnell Glacier hike and Many Glacier boat tour (by a former guide)

If you have spent some time researching things to do on your trip to Glacier National Park, chances are you’ve heard of the spectacular Grinnell Glacier trail in Many Glacier. If a 12-mile round-trip with 1,600 feet of elevation gain seems daunting to you, don’t worry! This hike can be shortened by riding Glacier Park […]

Glacier Park Boat Tours: An expert’s advice and helpful tips

You’re planning your big trip to Glacier National Park and you’ve heard about the historic boat tours available in the park. They all offer a uniquely beautiful perspective, which means it can be overwhelming to select a boat tour (or tours) to add to your itinerary. Luckily, as a seasonal park employee and former boat […]