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Glacier National Park & Lodging Information
Enjoy an all inclusive Canadian Rockies Tour with Caravan Tours and your guided tour includes a visit to Glacier National Park, with lodging at the Bayshore Inn located on the edge of Waterton Lake. Let Caravan Tours show you why Glacier National Park is titled the “Crown of the Continent Ecosystem“
As part of the tour, Caravan takes you on a guided cruise of Waterton Lake where pristine forests, alpine meadows and rugged mountains, plus over 1,000 species of plants await you. See firsthand how the American and Canadian Rockies unite to form Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.
About Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park Montana is a rugged landscape sculpted during the Glacier age. In fact, Glacier Park still has fifty active glaciers.
Established in 1910 as the country’s 10th national park, Glacier Park is one of the America’s largest intact ecosystems and home to over 70 species of mammals including mountain goats, elk and grizzly bears.
The 1.4 million acres of Glacier Park is part of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, the world’s first International Peace Park formed in 1932 by combining Glacier Park in Montana with Waterton Lakes Park in Alberta, Canada.
In 1995, both Glacier and Waterton Lakes were recognized as World Heritage Sites and designated as Biosphere Reserves.
Glacier Park Going-to-the-Sun-Highway
Caravan Tours has carefully accounted for all the top tourist attractions in Glacier Park for your day trip down into Montana, USA and along the Going-to-the-Sun Highway aboard a historic “Red Jammer” bus.
Glacier Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Highway is an engineering feat that spans 50 miles up and through Glacier Park’s wild interior. Building a highway to accommodate cars was the very first project of its kind in a National Park. The idea was first proposed in 1917 by George Goodwin and took 16 years to build, costing a total of $2.5 million (over $47 million today).
Prior to completion of the highway in 1932, it would have taken park visitors three to four days to explore. Now during the summer months when it is open, the highway can be travelled in a morning, depending on traffic.
Did you know that it takes up to 10 weeks in late spring to plow up to 80 feet of snow covering Logan Pass?
Historic Red Jammer Bus Tour
As part of your all-inclusive visit to Glacier National Park, Caravan Tour guests are treated to a ride aboard one of the world famous “Red Jammer” historic buses. These bright red, 25 feet long vintage buses have been in operation in Glacier Park since 1936 and were recently restored by Ford Motor Company for continued enjoyment.
As you climb aboard one of the only remaining buses of its kind, you can roll back the canvas top for the best views that Going-to-the-Sun Highway has to offer, including high Rocky Mountain peaks, glaciers, waterfalls, and red cedar forests.
You may even see some famous Glacier Park wildlife including black bears! Key points of interest along Glacier Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Highways include:
- Lake McDonald
- Bird Woman Falls
- Weeping Wall
- Logan Pass
- Continental Divide
- Rising Sun
Bayshore Inn Glacier Park Lodging
As part of the Caravan’s highly popular Canadian Rockies Tours, guests are treated to two nights at the Bayshore Inn in Waterton Park, Alberta, just north of Glacier National Park.
This alpine village hotel is close to cafes, bars, and shopping, and features a private balcony for each room. Overlooking Waterton Lake, the Bayshore Inn is just outside of Glacier National Park!
This Glacier National Park lodging is centrally located allowing you to explore the wonders of this fascinating glaciated landscape:
- There are six National Historic Landmarks in Glacier National Park
- Over 350 of Glacier Park’s structures are listed on the National Register of Historic Sites
- Lake McDonald is known to the Kootenai natives as “Sacred Dancing Lake”
- The majestic Garden Wall is the cliff that makes up the central Continental Divide
Book Your Glacier Park Tour with Caravan!
As a traveler on our Glacier Park, Banff and Lake Louise tours from Calgary, Caravan strives to deliver an unrivaled level of excellence. Tours are carefully designed to start and end at reasonable hours with frequent stops and a comfortable travelling pace.
Our tour prices are well below our next best competitor. You’ll be thoroughly impressed with all the Canadian Rockies destinations including Glacier National Park Montana, Waterton Park, Banff National Park and Jasper National Park.
About Caravan Tours
Caravan Tours has been serving North American travellers with escorted bus tours and affordable vacations since 1952, operating under the same family ownership and management. We now offer guided tours across the United States, Canada, and Central America.
Previous Caravan Tour guests have raved about our Canadian Rockies tours:
“The sightseeing and activities were better than we even thought! I still can’t believe we did so much in such a short time, but we did not feel stressed. It was great!”
Mr. & Mrs. H.C., Port St. Lucie, Florida
“We are thrilled that we chose to travel with Caravan. It is certainly the best value trip that we’ve ever taken.”
Mr. & Mrs. R.L., Saco, Maine
Remember, our tours sell out quickly each year, so for more information about our Glacier Park bus tours or to make Reservations for our Canadian Rockies tour, please contact us.
Why Travel with Caravan?
Why Travel with Caravan?
Excellence Since 1952
You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.
Caravan's Proud History
In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.
Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.
In Costa Rica, Panama, and Guatemala, Caravan includes all meals. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. In Latin America, bottled water is provided free on the motorcoach and purified water is provided at the meals.
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All tours conducted from start to finish by professional tour directors, who are fluent in English, experienced, and fun.
Caravan includes all activities listed in the tour itinerary page. Caravan does not sell any optional activities which can add hundreds of dollars to your tour price. Your free time is scheduled in great settings where there is no need to buy additional expensive activities.
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Caravan’s strong buying power gives you great vacations at prices much lower than you can find anywhere. In a typical year, most of our tours sell out quickly. Book early for the date you prefer and the best air fare.
How does Caravan Tours sell these tours for such a low cost?
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