Our webcams are located throughout the park to provide views of the vast diversity of landscapes found in Glacier. While limited to locations that have power and access to the park's network, we continue to investigate new locations and new views.
After a long absence, the Many Glacier Webcam is back. With improved infrastructure in the Many Glacier Valley we now have access to the park's network from a few more locations. This has allowed the return of one of our visitor favorites, the Many Glacier Webcam in a new location. This new location also has a view of Mt. Gould and Grinnell Point. From the Many Glacier Hotel on the left to the summit of Swiftcurrent Peak on the right, this view is the one that is often referred to as the Heart of Glacier.
The view from the summit of Apgar Mountain has changed recently. The replacement of the radio tower at the summit and removal of the building the camera was formerly located on required us to find a new location. This new view is a little to the right of what you may have been used to and shows almost all of Lake McDonald and the mountains along the spine of the Continental Divide. It may turn out to be a great camera to watch in the mornings for sunrise.
To many visitors to the park, this view is their first introduction to the spectacular scenery of Glacier National Park. This iconic view from Apgar, at the foot of Lake McDonald, really shows what Glacier is all about...big glacially carved lakes, vast wild views of the high peaks along the Continental Divide, and the ever-changing forests that blanket much of the lower elevations. It's no wonder that for many people when they think of Glacier, they think of this view.
As summer winds down and winter approaches the little village of Apgar sees less and less activity. Look for school buses bringing groups of local school children to the park and the occasional deer wandering down the street.
The Middle Fork of the Flathead River forms the southwest border of Glacier National Park. This view, from near Park Headquarters, shows the river as it flows under the West Glacier bridge. At night some of the lights of West Glacier may be visible. During the summer watch for rafters. Several commercial rafting businesses use this section of river. In the winter the only activity along the river might be the occasional coyote or deer or a really cold kayaker.
This was the first webcam view that Glacier National Park offered. Originally it was only going to be a test until a better location was found, but it turns out that this view has a large following. This time of year you might see deer wandering around Park Headquarters and employees as they come and go to the office.
This view from the St. Mary Visitor Center looks west to the mountains surrounding St. Mary Lake. Red Eagle Mountain looms directly in the center. In the winter and spring elk are often spotted in the meadow at first light. In summer wildflowers carpet the view. Fall sees the green turn to a golden hue which contrasts with the bright blue of the sky.
Two Medicine was once a main hub of activity, particularly when most visitors arrived on horseback to stay at the Two Medicine Chalets. The former dining room of the Two Medicine Chalets is now the campstore. Two Medicine is still very popular but the vast majority of visitors to the park spend their time on the Going-to-the-Sun Road and miss this spectacular corner of the park.
Goat Haunt lies at the head of Waterton Lake and is one of the most difficult areas of the park to get to. You'll either need to hike 8.5 miles from the town of Waterton, in Canada, or take one of the scenic boat rides that depart several time a day. On the trip down you will cross the International Boundary, which is marked by a 30 foot swath of cleared forest all the way from the Pacific Ocean to Lake of the Woods in Minnesota. Other than that one mark it's really hard to tell where one country starts and another begins. That boundary is transparent to the plants and animals that call these two neighbors home.