Glacier National Park is a US National Park in the US state of Montana. Founded in 1910 and with an area of 4101 km2, it is bordered to the north by the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.
The park, which consists of mountainous areas with dozens of glaciers, lakes and hundreds of thousands of plant and animal species, is one of the best preserved ecosystems. It is part of a larger protected ecosystem (44 000 km2) named “Ecosystem of the Crown of the Continent” With the Canadian National Park Waterton Lakes, it forms since 1932 the International Peace Park Waterton Glacier. This region consists of two parks has been designated by UNESCO in 1976 Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage in 19954.
The park is crossed by the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road road that crosses the Continental Divide while allowing visitors to enter the heart of dense forests and alpine meadows. This road and five hotels from the early twentieth century National Historic Landmarks are classified as 350 other buildings are part of the National Register of Historic Places.