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Explore West Glacier Village, a hub of activity steps from Glacier National Park

This bustling gateway to Glacier National Park is full of dining, shopping and activities for the whole family. Enjoy a freshly-prepared meal at the West Glacier Café, grab a local brew at Freda’s Bar, or pick up a souvenir at the West Glacier Gift Shop. Campers and RVers will also find the West Glacier Mercantile and Deli for stocking up on groceries and refreshments, and the new West Glacier Camp Store for those forgotten camping and hiking supplies. With everything within walking distance, West Glacier Village is not only charming but convenient too!

Shopping and Dining

Shopping and Dining

West Glacier Village has plenty of dining and shopping options, all centrally-located within the village. The West Glacier Café serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily—plus, they also have a great espresso bar and ice cream counter! West Glacier Mercantile is a small grocery store that is fully stocked with anything you’ll need to cook a meal by the campfire, or grab a snack on the go.

If you’re looking for a souvenir to take home or the latest in hiking and camping gear, the West Glacier Gift Shop and West Glacier Camp Store will surely have something that catches your eye!

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Whitewater Rafting and Scenic Floats

You haven’t experienced Glacier National Park until you’ve witnessed the magnificent views from the waters of the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, which runs along the park’s southern boundary. Raft companies in the area run trips daily on the Class II-III whitewater section, as well as scenic floats on calmer waters. Our local experts book trips with Glacier Raft, Great Northern Resort, Montana Raft or Wild River Adventures.

Four people on a red raft paddle through rapid waters
A river runs between tree-covered shores and hillsides.

Steps From Glacier National Park

West Glacier Village is located just outside the park entrance and is a convenient basecamp for your adventures in the park. Just one mile up the road is the Apgar Visitor Center, where you can speak to Park Rangers about any questions you might have or get hiking recommendations. Apgar is also the hub for the free Park Service Shuttle, which typically runs from July 1 until Labor Day.

A Hiker’s Paradise

Glacier National Park is known for its unforgettable hiking trails - and West Glacier has plenty. The Apgar Lookout trail is a strenuous, yet rewarding hike with spectacular views of Lake McDonald. The trailhead is just up the road from West Glacier. Avalanche Lake, one of the park’s most popular trails, is a bit further into the park. It’s a moderate trail that ends in a beautiful alpine lake and is 17 miles up the Going-to-the-Sun Road. We recommend getting to the trailhead early to beat the crowds, but if you’re staying in West Glacier, you already have a head start!

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A reflecting lake surrounded by tree covered mountains on all sides
A road leads towards a forested mountainside.

Getting Around

Getting around West Glacier Village is easy - everything is within walking distance, including the new West Glacier RV Park. We recommend having a vehicle to ensure maximum flexibility while you’re exploring the park, but the Park Service offers a free shuttle along the Going-to-the-Sun that runs from Apgar to St. Mary.

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