Glacier’s 2011 Concessioner Operating Dates Announced
Contact: Ellen Blickhan, 406-888-5838
WEST GLACIER, MONT. – Glacier National Park officials announce the 2011 operating dates for park concessioners. These concessioners, who work under contract within Glacier National Park, provide visitor services including lodging, food service, retail shops, tours, transportation, horseback riding, guided day hikes and backpacking trips, and boat tours and small boat rentals. Services are listed in alphabetical order.
Belton Chalets, Inc.
(1-888-345-2649 or www.sperrychalet.com or www.graniteparkchalet.com) Backcountry Chalets:
*The historic Granite Park Chalet is available for overnight use as a rustic hiker shelter.
**Services at the historic Sperry Chalet include traditional overnight accommodations and food service for overnight guests and day hikers with meal reservations.
Glacier Park Boat Company (406-257-2426 or www.glacierparkboats.com) Boat tours and rentals:
Glacier Park, Inc. (GPI) (Central reservations: 406-892-2525 or www.glacierparkinc.com) Front country lodging, food and beverage services, retail, tour and transportation services:
*Glacier Park Lodge and the Prince of Wales Hotel are located outside the park, but managed by GPI.
**Hiker Shuttle provides connecting service from the Many Glacier area to the National Park Service Going-to-the-Sun Road transit system which operates July 1 –Sept. 2, 2011.
***East side shuttle service to trailheads and hotels between East Glacier and Waterton, Alberta, CA. Shuttle service to Waterton, Alberta will end after September 19.
Glacier Guides, Inc. (1-800-521-RAFT or 406-387-5555 or www.glacierguides.com) Day hikes and backpacking:
Sun Tours (1-800-786-9220 or 406-226-9220 or www.glaciersuntours.com) Road based tours from a Blackfeet perspective:
Swan Mountain Outfitters (1-877-888-5557 or www.swanmountainoutfitters.com/glacier) Horseback rides:
Waterton Inter-Nation Shoreline Cruises, LTD (403-859-2362 or www.watertoncruise.com) Waterton Lake boat tours:
Privately-owned facilities in Apgar Village: offering lodging, dining, camping supplies, groceries, and gifts from May through much of September.
For reservations and details, please call respective concession phone numbers listed. For general park information, please visit the park's official Web site at: http://www.nps.gov/glac/ or call park headquarters at 406-888-7800.
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Did You Know?
Did you know that 2003 was one of the hottest recorded years in Glacier National Park's history? That year, approximately 144,000 acres burned from multiple wildfires.