Plan your visit

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is situated on the Trans-Canada Highway between Yoho and Mount Revelstoke National Parks, a 4-hour drive from Calgary and 6.5-hour drive from Vancouver.

A variety of accommodation is available in Golden, 80 kilometres east of Rogers Pass in the heart of the park, and Revelstoke, 72 kilometres west.

The park is open year-round; valley bottom trails open around late May, while upper-elevation trails are typically snowed-in into early July. Day-use areas start to open in June, and campgrounds typically open in late June. The ski season is November to April.

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Visiting Glacier National Park

Hours of operation

Entrance gate, facilities, and campground hours of operation.  

Camping and overnight accommodations

Frontcountry and backcountry campgrounds, camping reservations, random camping and winter camping.


Seasonal and annual admission passes. Daily visitor fees, camping and program fees, and more. Free admission for youth.

Visiting with dogs

Dog-friendly areas, camping with dogs, areas dogs are not allowed, and penalties for non-compliance.

Safety and guidelines

Important bulletins, seasonal safety, park regulations, wildlife safety, weather, and environment.


Accessible trails, camping, facilities and experiences.  

Maps and brochures

Hiking maps and visitor guides. Getting around the park, wildlife viewing tips and safety, and colouring pages.  

Improvements and infrastructure

What to know before travel: facilities, roads, bridges, trails, and visitor facility improvements.  

Weather and webcams

Weather forecast, live webcams, seasonal and local climate, and weather trends.

How to get here


P.O. Box 350, Revelstoke, B.C., Canada, V0E 2S0

250 837 7500



To avoid disappointment, we recommend that visitors planning a trip to Glacier National Park during the spring and autumn shoulder seasons (April, May, June, September, October) contact us by phone or e-mail for the latest information on facility openings and closings.

Car and bus

  • Glacier National Park is accessible by car or charter bus via the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1)
  • The visitor centre at the Rogers Pass Summit is 342 km from Calgary and 643 km to Vancouver. The nearest communities are Golden, 80 km to the east, and Revelstoke, 72 km to the west, both of which are serviced by small, chartered aircraft only. 
    Please note: Vehicle fuel is unavailable at Rogers Pass. Fuel is available in the city of Revelstoke and the town of Golden.
  • The City of Revelstoke is located 410 km west of Calgary, 575 km east of Vancouver.


  • The nearest commercial airports are at Revelstoke, Kamloops, Kelowna and Calgary.
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