If you have ever wanted to tour Glacier National Park, this is the year to do it. If you are unfamiliar with Glacier National Park, now is the time to learn about it. Glacier National Park was created in 1910 by President William Taft, when he signed the protection act that would make it law that no development would happen in or around the park itself. This protected the fish and wildlife from encroachment and also keep the area from being destroyed by development of any kind. This protects the lakes and glaciers from the hands of man, and keeps them intact so that the thousands of visitors to the area each year can enjoy it on their terms. Glacier is known for hiking, boating and fishing and has some of the most dramatic alpine views available on the planet. Located in northern Montana and on the border of the United States and Canada, the park is situated near Alberta and British Columbia. There are more than 700 miles of some of the best hiking on earth, and if you watch closely you will probably see mountain goats and hundreds of other species of wildlife going about their business.
Now is the time to see Glacier National Park, and you will not want to put off your trip any longer. The main reason for this is that Glacier is primarily known for it’s active glaciers, which are best seen from Many Glacier viewing area. The problem is that even though the park itself is protected from destruction at the hands of man, the glaciers are not fairing so well. Climate change is melting them at an alarming rate, and where there were more than 150 active glaciers just 50 years ago, today there are only 26. It is predicted that by the end of 2020, there may no longer be active glaciers in Glacier National Park, and at that point you will have missed your chance to ever see these magnificent structures. Unfortunately, we may be on the path to losing them with no ability to change course. There is a very good chance that if you do get to witness them first hand, your children will not. Within only a few hot summers we may lose the glaciers completely.
Our tours of Glacier National Park are private tours, meaning that you and your group will dictate the pace and the places we go and things we do. Unlike our other tours that are not private, we give you the ability to make the choices that will dictate how the tour goes. If you want to do nothing but boating and fishing, it can be arranged. The best time for these kinds of activities are from May until November, and there are no licenses and permits necessary to do either. There are limits as to how many fish you can catch and keep, but that is the only restriction on these activities. If you want to learn more about the offerings of our private tours, contact us today.