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.
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Program No. 19946RJ
8 days
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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 varied terrain. Optional hike of four miles. Stairs; get on/of coach, vans and boat. Elevations of 4,900-7,000 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.
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Ellen Horowitz
For more than 35 years, Ellen Horowitz has taught preschoolers to adults about the wildflowers and wildlife of the Rocky Mountains. She is a freelance writer, adjunct professor of botany at Flathead Valley Community College and a long-time natural history instructor with the Glacier Institute and Road Scholar/Elderhostel. She is the author of the children’s book, "What I Saw in Glacier." Ellen and her husband live on a farm in rural Columbia Falls with their Australian cattle dog and 8 mules.
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Ellen Horowitz
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Denny Olson
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Ashley Mason
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Leila Robinson
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Heidi Dettmering
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