The rugged mountains of the surrounding area are made up primarily of
hard metamorphic and igneous rock. There are over 400 glaciers found
in the park as a result of abundant snowfall. Glacial movement has formed
numerous cirques, arretes, tarns and hanging valleys. The Nakimu Cave
system, which is the third longest in Canada, is located in the park
and may be accessed by applying with the park superintendent.
The Glacier National Park is located 57.6 km (36 miles) west of Golden
and 45 km (28 miles) east of Revelstoke by way of the Trans Canada Highway.
Information & Services
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FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES
camping areas - Illecillewaet (58 sites) and Loop Brook (20 sites)
- are located within the park. Water, kitchen shelters, firewood and
flush toilets are provided.
& Trails: An
extensive trail system leads the visitor to the Illecillewaet
and Asulkan Glaciers, scenic viewpoints from the Mt. Tupper and
Rogers group of peaks and natural attractions such as the Cougar