5 Things to Do at Glacier National Park

Wed, Jan 06, 2016 at 11:40AM

This winter season, many boaters and vacationers are flocking to warm weather spots to escape the chill—but some are heading right toward it! If you love to experience the sight and feeling of winter by getting up close and personal to it, Montana’s Glacier National Park might be the perfect place to take your midwinter getaway.

To help you prep for this unique excursion, we’ve put together a list of five things to do during your time in the park.


During the winter season, there are few better ways to appreciate the snow than by going skiing. Glacier National Park offers no shortage of sweeping, snowy landscapes and terrain for you to enjoy in the process—in fact, with so many perfect spots at varying levels of difficulty, virtually everyone in the family can enjoy a ski adventure!


If you’re looking for a better way to get from place to place during your time at Glacier National Park—or just want to hike and enjoy the park’s scenery—you’ll want to slip into your snowshoes. Snowshoes, which are available for rental at the park, can allow you to make your way through the snowy terrain more easily. Take your time and enjoy the sights, sounds and feelings of winter that few places have to offer.

Are you interested in a more structured experience for the whole group? The park offers snowshoeing trips led by rangers during winter weekends, so consider adding one to your itinerary.


Lake fishing at Glacier National Park is open all year long! If you’re interested in a serene, one-of-a-kind fishing experience on your own or with friends, now is a fantastic time to do it. Enjoy the snow-capped trees and mountains of the park as a backdrop for your fishing excursion—and bring home the next big catch! 


While it may be a traditional summertime activity, camping at Glacier National Park can be just as enjoyable and exciting during the winter months. Visitors to the park have the option of camping in the front country or the backcountry, an experience a bit more far removed from the conveniences of modern life—and perhaps more exciting because of it! No matter where you camp, a wintertime stay in Glacier National Park is one you will remember for years to come.

Snow play 

If you’re heading into the park with family, your best bet may be to simply enjoy your natural surroundings and play in the snow! Craft snowballs, build festive snowman and be sure to take lots of photos. You can even pack an easy picnic lunch to enjoy during a break from the snow play.

Now that you’ve seen all the fun activities to enjoy at Glacier National Park, have you started planning your trip yet? Stay with us as we look at more exciting destinations throughout the season!


5 Things to Do at Glacier National Park

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