Calendar of Events

The Glacier National Park Conservancy is committed to sharing the news about all the great things that contributors have helped to accomplish in Glacier National Park as well as the work we still have left to do. We hope you will join us for the following events that celebrate Glacier National Park and the important work that the Glacier National Park Conservancy does through the generous support of its donors. If you have an idea for an event or would like to host one, we would love to hear from you!

MAY

7: Bike Shuttle Kickoff

First day of the Hiker/Biker Shuttle. Starting at 9am, two shuttles on the weekends and one on weekdays will shuttle hikers, bikers and bicycles between Lake McDonald Lodge and Avalanche Creek.

12: Citizen Science Loon Training

Common Loons are a Montana Species of Special Concern. During an all-day training, CCRLC staff members instruct citizen scientists on species identification and survey methods for the Common Loon Project. Once trained, citizen scientists are able to venture into Glacier’s backcountry and observe loons during a one-hour survey.

12 – 28: Glacier Bio Blitz

Glacier’s first BioBlitz will be associated with Montana Spring Loon Day beginning on May 12 and continuing through May 28. All interested park visitors will be encouraged to document wildlife sightings within Glacier during the two week period using a free iNaturalist app on their mobile devices. Participants can also take photos, note their location, and upload reports from their home computer. No animal is too large or insect too small, we are interested in every kind of fauna visitors may encounter during this spring timeframe. Anyone can sign up online for an iNaturalist account at http://www.inaturalist.org and look for video tutorials in the help menu to learn how to use the application.

25: Summer Season Kickoff Party with Columbia Falls Chamber of Commerce

Join us as we kick off Summer 2016 at the Glacier Outdoor Center from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

JULY

5 – 10: Glacier Ride

Learn more and register here for five days of pedaling through Glacier and Waterton to benefit sustainability projects at Logan Pass.

19: Glacier Weed Blitz

Participants will learn to identify five targeted invasive plants and use GPS units and iNaturalist to mark their locations while hiking along park trails and will assist Glacier National Park by pulling targeted weeds during a fun, social event.

24, 25, 27: Changing Balance / Balancing Change Dance Performances

Climate change is a complex topic and often a daunting subject to teach. In recent years, researchers and educators have realized that some of the most successful climate change teaching tools are not traditional reading and lecturing methods but through somewhat unconventional approaches, such as repeat photography, film and art. Through a partnership with the nationally regarded University of Montana’s CoMotion Dance Project, the Crown of Continent Research Learning Center and Glacier National Park’s Interpretation and Education Division want to enhance public understanding of climate change using the visual medium of dance.

Through your generous support, this production will come to life in the park this summer:

  • Sunday, July 24: Lake McDonald Lodge Auditorium at 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday, July 25: Lake McDonald Lodge Auditorium at 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 27: Community Building at 8:00 p.m.

29: Logan Pass Star Party

AUGUST

5: Logan Pass Star Party

6: Backpacker’s Ball

Join us for our signature event to celebrate Glacier National Park.  More information and tickets available here.

25: National Park Service Centennial

Celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service with free park entry August 25 – 28.

26: Logan Pass Star Party

SEPTEMBER

9: Logan Pass Star Party