Whether you’re out for a leisurely hike or a longer adventure, make your trip a safe one by checking the latest conditions.

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Avalanche risk

The steep terrain and deep snow of Glacier National Park makes many areas unsuitable for winter use due to avalanche hazard. Avalanche safety equipment and training is essential. Much of the backcountry is regularly closed for avalanche control and requires a Winter Permit to access.

Highway safety

Winter tires are required on the TransCanada Highway through Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks from October 1 to March 31. Check the weather forecast and road conditions on DriveBC before you hit the road.

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Camping

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
N.A. Illecillewaet campground Closed for the season. 01-10-2019: Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
N.A. Loop Brook campground Closed for the season. 11-10-2019: Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
N.A. Mount Sir Donald campground Closed. 11-10-2019: Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
N.A. Hermit backcountry campsite Winter conditions. 11-10-2019: Avalanche risk, use caution; Snowbound; Trail details
N.A. Mount Sir Donald backcountry campsite Winter conditions. 11-10-2019: Avalanche risk, use caution; Snowbound; Trail details

Short hikes

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy 1885 Rails Trail Winter conditions. 08-11-2019: Snow covered; Trail details
Easy Loop Brook Trail Winter conditions. 08-11-2019: Snow covered; Trail details
Easy Bear Creek Falls Trail Winter conditions. 20-10-2019: Snow covered; Trail details
Easy Meeting of the Waters Trail Winter conditions. 08-11-2019: Snow covered; Trail details
Easy Rock Garden Trail Closed for the season. 08-11-2019: N/A; Trail details
Easy Hemlock Grove Trail Closed for the season. 08-11-2019: N/A; Trail details

Day hikes

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Great Glacier Trail Snowbound. 08-11-2019: Avalanche risk, use caution; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Moderate Bostock Creek Trail Winter conditions. 20-10-2019: Snow covered; Trail details
Moderate Avalanche Crest Trail Snowbound. 08-11-2019: Avalanche risk, use caution; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Moderate Balu Pass Trail Winter conditions. 14-10-2019: Avalanche risk, use caution; Snowbound at higher elevation; Bridges removed (for winter); Fresh snow; Trail details
Moderate Asulkan Valley Trail Snowbound. 08-11-2019: Avalanche risk, use caution; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Difficult Hermit Trail Winter conditions. 14-10-2019: Avalanche risk, use caution; Snowbound at higher elevation; Fresh snow; Trail details
Difficult Mount Sir Donald Trail Snowbound. 08-11-2019: Avalanche risk, use caution; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Difficult Glacier Crest Trail Snowbound. 08-11-2019: Avalanche risk, use caution; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Difficult Perley Rock Trail Snowbound. 08-11-2019: Avalanche risk, use caution; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Difficult Abbott Ridge Trail Snowbound. 08-11-2019: Avalanche risk, use caution; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details

Multi-day hikes

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Beaver Valley Trail Construction is occurring in the area. Please respect all posted notices and signs. 24-07-2019: Unmaintained trail; Trail details
Difficult Bald Hills Trail Winter conditions. 20-10-2019: Snow covered; Trail details