Ranger-led Activities

Summer Activities

There are many Ranger-led activities led during the summer, which include easy walks and evening talks, all-day hikes, and boat tours. There are also other programs offered to the public such as, the Native America Speaks program, outdoor education programs, and interpretive boat tours.

The Ranger-led activity schedules are made available 2 weeks before month starts. The programs start in the middle of June and usually stop at the end of September. There are usually evening programs available in the campgrounds on most nights.

Winter Activities

Throw out your hiking boots, strap on your snowshoes, and head on over to Glacier National Park for a 2 hour snowshoe hike in the Apgar area. You will be searching for signs of wildlife, discovering plants and animals, as well as enjoying the peacefulness of winter during this incredible experience.

Winter Snowshoe Walk
January 8 to March 19, 2017
Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm
This activity is not recommended for children under the age of 6. You can either bring your own snowshoes or you may rent some from a small price at the visitor center.


Children are always welcome on on the activities, but need to be accompanied by an adult.


Many of the programs offered are free, except the ranger-guided hikes and some of the Native America Speaks programs.


Walk-ins are always welcome, but occasionally planning in advance would be a good idea due to limited space.

If you would like to schedule a reservation contact the Glacier Park Boat Co. or visit one of their ticket offices.

It would also be a good idea to make a reservation for the International Peace Park hike, due to the maximum capacity of 35 people.

If you would like to attend the Blackfeet Singers and Dancers, tickets go on sale in the morning of the performance at the St. Mary Visitor Bookstore or you may pay cash at the door. Seating is limited.

If you would like your child to attend the Creatures in the Creek children’s program you may make reservations up to three days in advance.

What to Bring on the Hike

  • Sturdy closed-toed shoes, and strong, supportive boots to prevent ankle injury
  • Full water bottle
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sunscreen and a hat to keep your face and scalp out of the sun
  • Rain gear
  • High-energy food