Glacier National Park

Special Events

Bear Aware Hike - Thursday, September 19, 2013

Time and Location: Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre.

Hike Description: Join Verena for a guided hike up the Balu Valley to look for bear signs and discuss bears in the park. A moderate, 6-hour round-trip hike with some elevation gain (not too steep).

What To Bring: You will need sturdy hiking shoes, water and a lunch. Bring waterproof and warm clothing.

For More Information: Please call 250-837-7500.


Balu Pass Looking down at the Balu Pass Trail. The trail was recently relocated in order to avoid prime bear habitat.
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Grizzly bear exploring bear rub tree. Grizzly mom sniffing at a bear rub tree in Glacier National Park. Doing so allows her to learn what other bears have been in the area and whether they are male or female. Image captured by one of our motion-triggered remote wildlife cameras.
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Grizzly bear cubs exploring bear rub tree. Grizzly cubs exploring a bear rub tree in Glacier National Park. Image captured by one of our motion-triggered remote wildlife cameras.
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Past Events

Parks Day - Saturday, July 20, 2013

jumping across a stream A hiker jumps across a stream on Sir Donald trail in the Illecillewaet Valley.
© Parks Canada / Jeff Bolingbroke

Celebrate Parks Day in Glacier National Park! Join a park interpreter for a guided hike up the Illecillewaet River Valley. Take in stunning mountain views while learning about the history of the area and the flora and fauna along the way.

Time and Location: Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Illecillewaet Campground.

Hike Description: This will be a moderate, 6-hour round-trip hike with little elevation gain.

What To Bring: You will need sturdy hiking shoes, water and a lunch. Bring waterproof and warm clothing as mountain weather can change quickly.

For More Information: Please call 250-837-7500.

 

 

 

a mountain view The view across to Cheops Mountain from the Illecillewaet Valley
© Parks Canada / Jeff Bolingbroke

 

Taking in the View Enjoying the mountain view in the Illecillewaet Valley on the Sir Donald trail
© Parks Canada / Jeff Bolingbroke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hiking Hikers enjoying the Great Glacier trail.
© Parks Canada / Jacolyn Danilcuk