There aren’t many places on Earth more visually-arresting or inspiring than Glacier National Park. Grizzlies saunter through huckleberry-choked valleys, turquoise lakes lie at the bases of towering mountains and historic Going to the Sun Road winds up a seemingly-impossible path east to west over the Continental Divide and across the entire park.
Your Moterra campervan awaits you in the hub towns of Kalispell and Whitefish. From June through August, when roads are typically clear of snow, they’re the perfect spots to start the drive deep into Glacier National Park’s 1,489 square miles of wilderness – or even beyond, north into British Columbia and Alberta, Canada. Don’t forget your passport!
Bighorn sheep perch on cliffs, waterfalls cascade off snow-capped peaks, and pristine stands of Red Cedar and Fir shade 740 miles of hiking trails. Triple Divide Peak sends water flowing off its summit into three different bodies of water (the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and Hudson Bay), something few other mountains in the world do. Historic”parkitecture” lodges still display their dated splendor, though the views from their windows never get old. This is Glacier National Park and a must-see of a national treasure.
along world class trails through pristine wildflower valleys.
famous Going-To-The- Sun road, an engineering masterpiece, which winds across the entire park and over the Continental Divide.
at 10 mile long Saint Mary’s Lake; a drive or hike along it offers some of the best views in the park.
right on the shores of stunning, glacially-carved lakes.
Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
Part of the first International Peace Park, this beautiful national park is located just over the boarder from Glacier National Park in the province of Alberta, “where the mountains meet the prairies.” Hikers, mountain bikers, photographers and wildlife-aficionados alike will find world-class activity options, while the park’s three namesake lakes provide a worthy backdrop. Pack those passports – you won’t want to miss this.
aboard the historic Waterton Shoreline Vessel for a unique boat tour around the Waterton Lakes.
the Akamina Parkway, a scenic 16 mile road that winds its way to majestic Cameron Lake.
the peaceful and stunning Kootenai Trail by bike.
a stroll around the charming village of Wateron, refueling at any one of its delicious restaurants.
From our Moterra hub in the vibrant town of Whitefish, Montana, your options are seemingly infinite. Glacier National Park has 1,538 square acres to explore, while Western Alberta and British Columbia are easily accessed from the Canadian border just 65 miles north of Whitefish. Click below for a free copy of our Moterra Glacier & Waterton Lakes Insider Recommendation List to make the task of choosing where to go first easier!
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Campgrounds book fast in Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks. We recommend making campground reservations as far in advance as possible. If some campgrounds fill before you grab a spot, we can provide a number of alternative camping options.