How did glacier national park get its name?
When President Taft created Glacier National Park in 1917, the park contained 150 glaciers. Now, however, there are only 26 glaciers left.
Glacier National Park became a National Park on May 11, 1910. Glacier National Park and Canada's Waterton Lakes National Park united to form the world's first International Peace Park on June 18, 1932. However, Glacier is a separate National Park from Waterton Lakes; they just work together in wildlife management, scientific research, and some Ranger programs that are in both parks.
There are two large hotels inside Glacier National Park: The Many Glacier Hotel and the Lake McDonald Lodge. Outside the park, the larger Glacier Park Lodge is located in East Glacier, MT. Other lodging options also exist inside the park including the Rising Sun Motor Inn, Swiftcurrent Motor Inn, and Village Inn at Apgar. Many other options exist outside the park.