Located between Yoho and Mount Revelstoke, Glacier National Park is one of seven national parks in British Columbia (4 hours drive from Calgary and 6.5 hours from Vancouver). Covering 1,349 km2 (521 sq mi) of BC’s Selkirk and Purcell Mountains, the park was established in 1886 and it’s one of the most popular destinations for climbers and hikers. There is 140 km of hiking trails in the park that offers spectacular views of surrounding massive glacier (approximately 400 glaciers in and around its alpine scenery), waterfalls, valleys in Glacier National Park at Rogers Pass, underground rivers that have created one of Canada’s largest cave systems.
Wintertime may seem boring to some people and though the season calls for staying home wrapped in a blanket with a cup of hot cocoa, reading a book or watching movies, the low temperatures offer you the chance to experience exciting outdoor activities, from skiing, snowboarding, to simply relax in the beautiful snowy scenery. You can also enjoy quiet campgrounds and… no bugs!