Browning to Canada
Browning Elevation (feet)
Canadian Border Elevation (feet)
The most northern section of US Route 89 runs close to the mountains and provides access to the east side of Glacier National Park. Glacier National Park connects to Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada. The two parks are designated as the first International Peace Park and a World Heritage Site.
Basin and Range
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park is the northernmost park on US Route 89. Here at the narrowest point in the Rocky Mountains, ecosystems from the Pacific Northwest, the northern forests and the Great Plains converge to form a unique community of plants and animals found nowhere else in North America. In 1932 Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada were linked as the world’s first International Peace Park. The parks are renowned for their glacier-carved mountains and deep lakes.
Waterton Lakes National Park
Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada was established in 1895. To visit Waterton, take the Chief Mountain International Highway and enjoy the spectacular view of Chief Mountain. The combined parks are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
View photo galleries of special attractions along US Route 89 between Browning and Canada…
Towns, Cities and Reservations
Blackfeet Indian Reservation
Public Lands and Historic Places
Glacier National Park
Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
South Fork of Cut Bank Creek
North Fork of Cut Bank Creek
Milk River Ridge
Hudson Bay Divide
Saint Mary Lake
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