Exploring Glacier and Waterton National Parks
Enjoy views of snowcapped mountain peaks, lush alpine meadows, and spectacular glacier-fed lakes during hikes and walks in Montana's Glacier National Park and Alberta's Waterton Lakes National Park.
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Glacier National Park, Montana, United States
Many Glacier Hotel is a historic hotel located within Glacier National Park and on the east shore of Swiftcurrent Lake. The building is designed as a series of chalets, some four stories tall, and stretches for a substantial distance along the lakeshore. The building has a Swiss alpine theme both on the outside and on the inside. There is a dramatic four-story lobby surrounded by balconies, whose railings are patterned after Swiss designs. Construction began at Many Glacier Hotel in 1914 and was finished in just 1 year. The Great Northern Railway was establishing a series of hotels and backcountry chalets in the park and the Many Glacier Hotel was the "Gem of the West". Rooms are comfortable and simply decorated with large windows, all with private baths.Number of nights: 2
Waterton Park, Canada
Waterton Lakes Resort is an 80 suite resort situated in the center of the mountain village of Waterton Park. Chalet style guest rooms offer spectacular mountain and valley views.Number of nights: 1
Fernie, British Columbia, Canada
Island Lakes Lodge has been named "One of the most Unique and Authentic places to stay in Canada” Perched above a picturesque mountain lake in secluded Elk Valley, British Columbia, the three separate lodges accommodate just 48 guests at a time in 26 guest rooms. All three lodges feature unique and very comfortable “lodge style” accommodations, with ensuite baths featuring spacious soaker tubs and shower. The lodge has a spectacular 60 seat dining room with a 3,000 bottle wine library. There is also the elegant Spa at Island Lake for body treatments and massages..Number of nights: 2