Vis­i­ta­tion up at Glacier

Medicine Hat News - - TRAVEL -

KALISPELL, Mont. Vis­i­ta­tion to Glacier Na­tional Park in­creased last month de­spite wild­fire-re­lated clo­sures and travel re­stric­tions on its main thor­ough­fare.

The Flat­head Bea­con re­ports nearly 435,000 peo­ple vis­ited the park in Septem­ber, up from the nearly 390,000 peo­ple who vis­ited in the same month last year.

The park had more than 2.9 mil­lion vis­i­tors from Jan­uary to Septem­ber this year. Nearly 3.2 mil­lion peo­ple vis­ited the park dur­ing the same pe­riod last year.

A wild­fire that be­gan in Au­gust forced the evac­u­a­tion of a large part of the Lake McDon­ald area and closed Go­ing-to-the-Sun Road for much of the month and into Septem­ber.

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