Glacier Sets Attendance Record in Centennial Year

By Beacon Staff

Glacier National Park’s centennial year was also its busiest as the park saw more than 2.2 million visitors and held more than 130 centennial events.

Glacier’s centennial coordinator, Kass Hardy, says the park’s relationships with four major park partners were solidified as they celebrated the park’s 100th anniversary.

Glacier hosted nine alumni reunions throughout the year, including one of former park employees, one for former red tour bus drivers as well as reunions for former employees of Many Glacier Hotel and Belton Chalet. She says some of them hadn’t been back to the park in 20 to 30 years.

The park also began raising money for and working on seven “legacy projects,” many of which will make permanent improvements to the park.