Glacier National Park is an American national park located in northwestern Montana on the Canada–United States border, adjacent to the

Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. The park covers more than 1 million acres (4,000 km) and includes two mountain

ranges (sub-ranges of the Rocky Mountains), more than 130 named lakes, over 1,000 different species of plants, and hundreds of species

of animals. This vast ancient ecosystem has been referred to as the "crown of the continent ecosystem", an area of 16,000 square miles

(41,000 km) of protected land.The area that would become Glacier National Park was first settled by Native Americans. Upon the arrival

of European explorers,it was dominated by blackfeet in the east and flathead in the west. Under pressure,the Blackfeet

ceded the mountainous portions of their treaty lands to the federal government in 1895, It later became part of the park.

Soon after the park was established on May11, 1910, several hotels and chalets were built by the Great Northern

Railway.These historic hotels and chalets are listed as National Historic Places and a total of 350 places are on the

National Register of Historic Places. By 1932 work had been completed on the Going-to-the-Sun Road, later designated a

National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, which provided greater access for automobiles to the heart of the park.