19946
Montana/Alberta

Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks

Discover historic National Park lodges and magnificent displays of nature as you enjoy an immersive educational experience in two of North America’s most magnificent national parks.
Rating (5)
Program No. 19946RJ
Length
8 days
Starts at
2,979

At a Glance

Explore two jewels of the "Crown of the Continent" — Glacier National Park in Montana and Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta. These magnificent parks combined in 1932 to create the world's first international peace park, bridging the United States and Canada with the beauty and serenity of the Rocky Mountains.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Hiking up to two miles on maintained natural surface dirt trails in mountainous terrain. Optional hike of 4-5 miles may be offered one day. Ability to climb stairs, get on and off a motor coach and boat is required. Elevations of 3,000-7,200 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Immerse yourself in the history, beauty and untamed wilderness of this soaring wonderland through its historic lodges, amazing geological features and diverse flora and fauna.
  • Daily field trips showcase some of the most intact wildland on the entire continent.
  • Discover breathtaking views, rugged peaks, vast glacier-carved valleys and thundering cascades as you journey over the historic Going-to-the-Sun Road aboard an iconic Red Bus.
Featured Expert
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Ellen Horowitz
An outdoor educator whose career spans 40 years, Ellen Horowitz teaches preschoolers to adults about the wildflowers and wildlife of the Rocky Mountains. She is a writer, adjunct professor of botany at Flathead Valley Community College and a long-time natural history instructor with the Glacier Institute. Her work has been recognized with numerous honors including Montana Audubon’s Educator of the Year Award, and magazine writing awards from the National Wildlife Federation. She is author of the award-winning children’s book, “What I Saw in Glacier.”

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Ed Lieser
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Connie Johnson
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Ellen Horowitz
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Brian Peck
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Ashley Mason
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Marilyn Wood
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Leila Robinson
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