Glacier National Park is located in northern Montana, on the border of the United States and Canada. The closest cities are Alberta and British Columbia, and the weather is generally cold and crisp. The area is known for magnificent hiking opportunities with more than 700 miles of trails, as well as boating and fishing that is unmatched. The best season for fishing at Glacier is between May and November, and there are no licenses and permits necessary to fish the lakes to your heart’s content. There are limitations on how many fish you can catch and keep, but that is the only restriction. The park itself was created in 1910 by President Taft through a law signed that protects the space. This was after concerns arose that the area could be targeted by industries like logging or other types of companies that exploit natural resources. The protection act created the 10th national park in America, and provided thousands of visitors each year the opportunity to explore some of the most pristine and undisturbed places in the US. Tragically, this may be coming to an end soon.
The threat is not from industry directly, as once was expected. Instead, the threat comes from industry all over the world, which has created a climate change issue that is warming the earth’s oceans and lakes to the point of melting the ice that was once thought to be indestructible. When the park was created at the turn of the century, one of the biggest draws was to view the natural glaciers that were active for thousands of years in the area. Back then there were more than 150 glaciers present, but today that number is less than 26. More than 85% of the ice that was in Glacier National Park 50 years ago has been lost forever, reducing the amount of glaciers that can be seen to an amount far lower than anyone could have predicted. The accelerated melting of the glaciers over the last 50 years has lead scientists to predict that they may be completely gone by the year 2020. Thats correct, if you do not book your Glacier tour this year there is a chance that you will never see the glaciers that made it famous. Unfortunately, once they are gone they are gone forever and can never be replaced.
If you are interested in touring Glacier National Park, we provide private tours for small groups to do just that. The advantage of a private tour is that you create the time frames and dictate what we will do during the time we are out there. If you want to spend the entire time fishing we can do just that. If you simply want to camp and enjoy one of the last unspoiled areas in it’s final days, then we can do that as well. The choices are entirely up to you, and we will be your guide to make sure that everything goes to plan. Our private tours are quite popular and time is limited on Glacier, so book yours today.