Glacier National Park is arguably one of the world’s most magnificent ecosystems, where almost 1,600 square miles of snow-capped mountains, emerald-hued lakes, forests, and rivers can be found. Enjoy a number of excursions that will take you into the heart of Glacier National Park and allow you to explore the glacially-carved landscapes whilst staying in historic park lodges. This 7-day expedition will also take you to the Canadian Rockies where you can discover the Waterton Lakes National Park and enjoy water rafting.

Trip highlights

Join a naturalist and search for bears, moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats in Glacier National Park.

Ascend the Going-to-the-Sun Road with local guides, and go rafting on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River.

Stay in historic lodges, and cross over the border to spend a day amid the stunning mountains of Canada’s Waterton Lakes National Park.

Itinerary - 7 Days

1 Kalispell, Montana/Whitefish

Arrive in Kalispell and transfer to our hotel in Whitefish. Grouse Mountain Lodge

2 Big Mountain/Lake McDonald

Head to Big Mountain—as locals call Whitefish Mountain Resort—for a ride to the scenic summit. Set off on a hike overlooking Flathead Valley. Enter the west side of Glacier National Park, and check in to our lodge, a National Historic Landmark.
Lake McDonald Lodge (B/L/D)

3 Lake McDonald Valley

Hike the Trail of the Cedars to Avalanche Lake, or opt to tackle the longer Lincoln Creek Trail. Paddle down the Middle Fork of the Flathead River on a scenic afternoon float trip.
Lake McDonald Lodge (B/L/D)

4 Going-to-the-Sun Road/Many Glacier Valley

Today we are joined by local guides for the unforgettable journey over the Going-to-the-Sun Road—a 50-mile engineering marvel that crosses the Continental Divide at Logan Pass. We’ll stop for some truly breath-taking hikes before arriving in Many Glacier Valley, home to abundant wildlife and some of the park’s last visible glaciers. Settle into our historic lodge situated on Swiftcurrent Lake.
Many Glacier Hotel (B/L/D)

5 Many Glacier Valley

Cruise across Swiftcurrent and Josephine Lakes aboard classic wooden boats. Experience Many Glacier Valley, choosing between a short hike or a more strenuous trek to a glacier. Keep an eye out for bald eagles, moose, and bears.
Many Glacier Hotel (B/L/D)

6 Waterton Lakes/National Park, Canada

Set out on a daylong excursion to Canada’s Waterton Lakes National Park, which, together with Glacier, became the world’s first International Peace Park in 1932. It was later designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take a boat ride on Upper Waterton Lake, explore the area on foot, and enjoy high tea at the legendary Prince of Wales Hotel.
Many Glacier Hotel (B/L/D)

7 Many Glacier Valley/ Kalispell

After breakfast, transfer to the airport in Kalispell and connect with your flight home. (B)

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