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.
Snowball the snowman
Snowball has a new friend...Snowflake and Chilly the dog.
The Many Glacier Webcam is experiencing its first winter in the park. So far there have been some issues with maintaining its operation, so we can expect to have intermittent service throughout the winter. This location 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.
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.
Is There a Problem?
Sometimes our cameras stick on a date and time, due to some network issue or possibly a loss of power in that area. Generally we know about it and either need to wait for the power or network to come back, or we can possibly go to the camera to fix it. If you experience an issue with the cameras that you would like to report to us, please email us and let us know. Thanks for your help keeping the cameras going.