Glacier preserves over
1,000,000 acres of forests, alpine meadows, and
lakes. Its diverse habitats are home to over 70
species of mammals and over 260 species of birds.
The spectacular glaciated landscape is a hikers
paradise containing 700 miles of maintained trails
that lead deep into one of the largest intact
ecosystems in the lower 48 states.
The park contains
over 350 structures listed on the National Register
of Historic Sites and six National Historic
In 1932 Glacier and
Waterton Lakes National Park, in Canada, were
designated Wateron-Glacier International Peace Park.
This designation celebrates the longstanding peace
and friendship between our two nations. Glacier and
Waterton Lakes have both been designated as
Biosphere Reserves and together were recognized, in
1995, as a World Heritage Site.
information about Glacier is available by clicking
the blue button to the right.
- May 11, 1910.
Boundary Changes -
Feb. 10, 1912; Feb. 27, 1915; July 31, 1939; Dec. 13,
1944; April 11, 1972; Jan. 26, 1978.
Authorized as part of Waterton-Glacier
International Peace Park May 2, 1932; proclaimed June
Acreage - 1,013,572.42;