Your Moterra campervan awaits you just five minutes away from Glacier International Airport and has everything you need for this spectacular adventure into the Crown of the Continent. From mid June through to September the roads will typically be clear of snow, spectacular wildflowers will be on display, and wildlife spotting will be plentiful. Moterra’s luxury Mercedes Sprinters are the perfect way to explore Glacier National Park’s 1,489 square miles of wilderness or the 12,000 square kilometers of Canadian National Parkland just north of the border. Don’t forget your passport!
There aren’t many places on Earth more visually-arresting or inspiring than Glacier National Park. Bighorn sheep perch on cliffs, waterfalls cascade off snow-capped peaks, and pristine stands of Red Cedar and Fir lend their shade to 740 miles of hiking trails. Scramble up Triple Divide peak, whose steep sides direct flows of water into three different bodies of water, then follow the setting sun up and over the Continental Divide, winding your way over the historic Going-To-The-Sun Road. Between the natural splendor and the picturesque harmony of the park’s historic lodges, this place is a must-see 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.
the crystal waters of Saint Mary Lake, a ten mile-long mirror to peaks and sunsets like no other.
right on the shores of stunning, glacially-carved lakes.
Waterton Lakes National Park
Part of the first International Peace Park, this beautiful national park is located just over the border from our Whitefish, MT hub, 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.
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.
around the charming village of Waterton, refueling at any one of its delicious restaurants.
Banff and Lake Louise
Canada’s oldest national park and undeniably one of its most impressive, Banff National Park is just one of the reasons to range North on Alberta’s iconic Highway 93. Each winter, heavy snows blanket the slopes and granite precipices of soaring peaks, melting in the spring through couloirs and glaciers into the glimmering emerald lakes resting at the mountains’ foot. From Canmore to Banff and Lake Louise, adventures abound in the Canadian Rockies. Pack those passports – you won’t want to miss this.
the smooth pavement of Banff’s bike paths through the historic town and up into the mountains.
the soaring gondola of Lake Louise and search for the bears that hunt for berries on these world-famous slopes.
the stunning Tunnel Mountain Trail for views of Banff and the mountains that make it a legend.
the iconic aquamarine waters of Lake Louise in a canoe.
The Great White North
Driving out into Canada’s vast wilderness it can be hard to resist the impulse to push always a bit farther, a bit higher. The vast and pristine wild lands extend far from our borders, mountains, valleys, and glaciers rippling and curling north to the edge of the continent. Drive your van North to the incredible Jasper National Park, where mountains climb into the sky, reflected in the clear smooth mirrors of the alpine lakes or journey West to British Columbia and Canada’s Glacier National Park.
the iconic Icefields Parkway through a dazzling landscape of glaciers and waterfalls.
in the bubbling, boiling waters of the Miette Hot Springs, the hottest spring in the Northern Rockies.
among the August wildflowers of the Meadows in the Sky Parkway
the Rogers Pass Visitors Centre for exhibits and programs about the history, beauty and power of the Northern Rocky Mountains.
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.