Glacier National Park Pleasure Tours

This four-page brochure briefly describes thirty different tours ranging from one day (meaning overnight) to ten nights long. The tours rely mainly on motor coaches; those who preferred to take horseback rides through the park would have to find other literature. All of the tours are oriented to people who arrive by train or bus at East Glacier (if coming from the east) or West Glacier (if coming from the west), usually ending at the other one.

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A typical ten-day tour included three nights at Glacier Park Lodge, including a boat cruise on Two Medicine Lake; two nights at the Prince of Wales Hotel, including a boat cruise on Waterton Lake; three nights at Many Glacier Hotel, including a boat cruise on Swiftcurrent and Josephine lakes; and two nights at Lake McDonald Lodge. Days not spent on boat cruises were presumably used for golf (at Glacier Park Lodge), hiking, or perhaps day-long horseback trips.

The above ten-day cruise cost $195 per person, double occupancy, including all meals. A “deluxe” option was $230. While there is no date on the brochure, I would say those prices put it sometime in the early 1950s.

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