You’ll see lots of wildlife in Glacier National Park, both on the trails and at home at Glacier Bear Retreat. Bears, mountain lions, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, hoary marmots and more, you never know who might be around the corner!

We love sharing Glacier with the wildlife who also call this land home, but it means we must always be aware and respectful. Please exercise extreme caution and respect when you encounter bears (or mountain lions), as this is their home. If you do see a bear – and you’re safe inside the house – please make a bit of noise to frighten him or her away, as we don’t want the bears to become habituated in our area. Although they’re such fun to watch, bear/human interaction never ends well for the bear. And always bring the bear spray we provide when you’re on hikes or even when you’re just relaxing outside at Glacier Bear Retreat. We hope you never need it, but it’s good for you AND for the bear if you always carry it with you.

For more details on what to do if you encounter wildlife, please visit the National Park Service’s official website for Glacier National Park.