Glacier National Park Visitor Centers

There are three main visitor centers in Glacier where you will find helpful and knowledgeable staff able to answer questions and help you plan your visit. The information desks also provide maps and publications. You can also find out about Ranger-led activities and obtain schedules of dates and times for each location. The Glacier National Park Conservancy runs bookstores at each of the locations.

Apgar Visitor Center (West side)
Located about 2 miles from the park entrance near the town of West Glacier. It is open daily from mid-May through mid-October and weekends in fall, spring, and winter as staffing permits. Amenities include Park information and exhibits, a water fountain, restrooms, WiFi, and a bookstore. There are Ranger-led activities from this location during both summer and winter, and an astronomy program for viewing night skies in the park. Shuttles operate from this location as well where you can park your car in the ample parking area and board the free shuttle buses. There is also a paved .25 mile walking/biking path that connects Apgar Village, Lake McDonald, and Apgar Campground. There are several webcams of the area here.

St. Mary Visitor Center (East side)
Located near the town of St. Mary at the St. Mary Entrance on Going-to-the-Sun Road. It is open daily from late May through early October. Amenities include Park information and exhibits, a water fountain, restrooms, WiFi, and a bookstore. The 15 minute Park film Land of Many Journeys is shown every hour and 1/2 hour. Backcountry permitting is available at this location. Ranger-led activities, astronomy programs, and an auditorium that hosts special events and Native America Speaks programs. Interactive exhibits on American Indian tribes are found here and several webcams of the area are found here. Shuttles operate from this location as well where you can park your car in the ample parking area and board the free shuttle buses.

Logan Pass Visitor (Going-to-the-Sun Road)
Located at the highest point along Going-to-the-Sun-Road approximately 18 miles (1 hour) from the St. Mary Entrance and 32 miles (1.5-2 hours) from the West Entrance. Amenities include Park information and exhibits, a water fountain, restrooms, WiFi, and a bookstore. There are Ranger-led activities including guided hikes. Located adjacent are the trailheads for the Hidden Lake and the Highline trails. There is a shuttle service stop. The parking lot does tend to fill up during the day. There are interactive exhibits both inside and outside the building. There are currently three webcams here.

 

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