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Know Before You Go | Glacier & Waterton Lakes National Parks

Whether you're preparing for your upcoming Glacier and Waterton adventure or just want to learn more about this international treasure, we've got you covered. We've rounded up an array of useful resources, from wildlife guides and packing tips to compelling first-hand accounts written by Nat Hab travelers and staff.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about Glacier and Waterton? We've got answers! We've compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions about wildlife, lodges and more.
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Wildlife Guide

Wildlife Guide

Learn about grizzlies, black bears, bighorn sheep, moose and more wildlife you may encounter during your explorations of Glacier and Waterton. 
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Weather & Climate

Weather & Climate

Find out what the typical weather conditions in Glacier and Waterton in this month by month breakdown of temperature and precipitation.
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Packing List

Packing List

Check out our comprehensive list of all the clothing and gear you’ll want to pack in preparation of your Glacier and Waterton adventure.
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Travel Stories & Articles
5 National Parks to Visit During Wildflower Season

5 National Parks to Visit During Wildflower Season

—By Michelle Peters
In Montana, beargrass and fields of glacier lilies dot the foreground, while mighty glaciers and rugged pewter spires reach for the skies.
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Exploring the Wonders of Glacier National Park’s Many Glacier Valley

Exploring the Wonders of Glacier National Park’s Many Glacier Valley

—By Laura Kiniry
Here are my favorite highlights of the Many Glacier Valley—a place that I called home for an entire season.
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The Importance of the North American Grasslands Conservation Act for Native Lands and Bison

The Importance of the North American Grasslands Conservation Act for Native Lands and Bison

—By Laura Kiniry
How do we stop our grasslands from disappearing and instead, save and maintain them for future generations?
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Glacier National Park Has More Canada Lynx Than Expected

Glacier National Park Has More Canada Lynx Than Expected

—By Candice Gaukel Andrews
Recently, researchers from Washington State University undertook the first occupancy survey for Canada lynx in Glacier National Park.
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Hooves and Horns: Ungulates of North America’s National Parks

Hooves and Horns: Ungulates of North America’s National Parks

—By Michelle Peters
See which native North American ungulates you may see on your travels with Nat Hab and learn some fun facts about them!
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Traveler Story: Encounters with Moose in Glacier National Park

Traveler Story: Encounters with Moose in Glacier National Park

—By Thutmon Whitley
Our group sat, awestruck, and watched the two moose a while longer, but it was beginning to get late, so we finally had to leave the scene. As we walked back down the trail, each one of us, including our...
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Peace and Preservation in Glacier National Park

Peace and Preservation in Glacier National Park

—By Candice Gaukel Andrews
The story of Glacier National Park begins in a desire for preservation and ends in a display of peace. From the evidence that scientists have been able to gather so far, it’s believed that humans have been...
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7 Incredible Facts about Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

7 Incredible Facts about Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

—By Peter Davis Krahenbuhl
Glacier National Park in the U.S. and Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada join together to create one of the most spectacular cross-border, internationally protected regions on Earth...
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