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Glacier & Waterton Lakes Cycle Tour
In 1932, the adjoining Glacier National Park (Montana, U.S.A.) and Waterton Lakes National Park (Alberta, Canada) were combined to form the first International Peace Park, celebrating the peace and friendship between these two countries. In 1995, the Peace Park was recognized as a World Heritage Site.
What better place for a 350-mile loop cycle adventure for a U.S./Canadian couple and their 22-month-old, dual-citizenship daughter?
The area has stunning views of glacier-carved, snowcapped mountains, cascading waterfalls, lush alpine meadows blanketed in colorful wildflowers, rolling prairies with farms and ranches, wildlife, including big horn sheep, grizzlies and deer, crystal clear running streams and rivers, and green forested mountains. The weather includes hot (85°F) days under bright, sunny and cloudless skies. Storms roll through fast and there can be cold, wet days in down pouring rain. The terrain offers thrilling downhill runs and laboriously slow, uphill slogs. The cycling climax, in Glacier National Park: the "Going to the Sun Road" over Logan's Pass. This 50-mile road is an engineering feat, offering stunning and scary views along its windy and narrow route.
Follow along on our cycling adventure, which Rachel diligently documented and Scott has edited and optimized for web-accessibility.
We hope that you enjoy the story and find it useful in planning your adventure.
Table of Contents
• Start Page
• Intro and Route
• Day 1 - Whitefish, MT to Olney, MT
• Day 2 - Olney, MT to Loon Lake, BC
• Day 3 - Loon Lake, BC to Hosmer, BC
• Day 4 - Hosmer, BC to Bellevue, AB
• Day 5 - Bellevue, AB to Twin Butte, AB
• Day 6 - Twin Butte, AB to St. Mary, MT
• Day 7 - Going to the Sun Road
• Day 8 - Glacier N.P. to Whitefish, MT
• Epilogue, Planning & Resources