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Clip #: TFA-69A
Library: TFA Network
Filmmaker: Paul Hoefler
Region: North America
Country: United States
Subject: National Parks
Western Airlines, Canada, mountains glaciers waterfall stream alpine meadows tepee Blackfeet indians native americans tanned deer hide painting chief squaws drumming and dancing feathered headdress hoop dance Waterton Glacier International Peace Park Logan Pass Glacier Park Hotel tourist buses St Mary Lake Mt Clement Continental Divide The Garden Wall black bears being fed from cars. Lake McDonald boat trip Gunsight mountain Rocky Mountain goats Swift Current Lake Many Glacier Hotel horseback riders Grinnell Lake campfire breakfast ham and eggs Waterton Lakes Chief Mountain boarder crossing into Canada
boundary marker Canadian customs British flag Prince of Wales Hotel power launch International near Waterton Village
Glacier National Park is located in the U.S. state of Montana, bordering the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Glacier National Park contains two mountain ranges, sometimes referred to as the southern extension of the Canadian Rockies mountain ranges, with over 130 named lakes, more than 1,000 different species of plants and hundreds of species of animals. This vast pristine ecosystem, spread across 1,584 mi˛ (4,101 km˛), is the centerpiece of what has been referred to as the "Crown of the Continent Ecosystem", a region of protected land encompassing 16,000 mi˛ (44,000 km˛). The famed Going-to-the-Sun Road, a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, traverses through the heart of the park and crosses the Continental Divide, allowing visitors breathtaking views of the rugged Lewis and Livingston mountain ranges, as well as dense forests, alpine tundra, waterfalls and two large lakes. Along with the Going-to-the-Sun Road, five historic hotels and chalets are listed as National Historic Landmarks, and a total of 350 locations are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Glacier National Park borders Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada—the two parks are known as the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, and were designated as the world's first International Peace Park in 1932. Both parks were designated by the United Nations as Biosphere Reserves in 1976, and in 1995 as World Heritage sites.
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