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Glacier National Park (United States)

Glacier National Park, 1,013,572 acres (410,497 hectares), NW Mont.; est. 1910. Straddling the Continental Divide, the park contains some of the most beautiful primitive wilderness in the Rocky Mts. There are 25 glaciers (down from some 150 when the park was established), more than 200 glacier-fed lakes (Lake McDonald and St. Mary Lake are the largest), high peaks, sheer precipices, large forests, waterfalls, much wildlife, and a great variety of wildflowers. Many Glacier Hotel (1915) is a national historic landmark. Along with the adjacent Waterton Lakes National Park (Canada), it forms Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park (est. 1932). See National Parks and Monuments (table).

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Glacier National Park (Canada)

Glacier National Park, 521 sq mi (1,349 sq km), SE British Columbia, Canada, in the Selkirk Mts.; est. 1886. It contains extensive glaciated areas including Illecilliwaet Glacier. Snowcapped peaks, with densely forested lower slopes include Mt. Bonney, with the resort village of Glacier at its base. The rugged terrain of the park is crossed by the main line of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park Park in nw Montana, USA, along the continental divide in the Rocky Mountains (est. 1910). It is characterized by many glaciers, glacier-fed lakes, mountains, forests and waterfalls. Area: 4,103sq km (1,584sq mi).

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