MT Posted in Montana June 17, 2016 by Jessica Wick 10 Fascinating Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Glacier National Park In Montana Glacier National Park is Montana’s treasure. It’s a million acres of breathtaking, awe-inspiring beauty, adventure, and amazing views. We all know of it. Most of us have seen it in person. But how much do you really know about it? Here are 10 little-known facts about the Crown Jewel of the Continent: 1. Triple Divide Peak supplies water to up to three different oceans. fritzmb / Flickr It’s true. Triple Divide Peak sends water to the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic oceans. The Continental Divide and Northern Divide, which direct water flow into the oceans, converge at the peak’s summit. This means the water that falls on Triple Divide Peak flows into the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, or Arctic Ocean (through Hudson Bay). 2. Those wooden boat tours you see have been around for almost 100 years. Ty Johnson / Glacierparkboats.com The boat tours have been a Glacier Park perk since the 1920s. 3. Going-to-the-Sun Road appeared in the opening credits of The Shining. Amy Meredith / Flickr Go watch the movie again. Do you see it now? 4. It’s a part of the world’s first International Peace Park. Matthew Peoples / Flickr Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada were established as the first International Peace Park in 1932. The parks were joined together as a symbol of goodwill, with the two sides working together to preserve the beautiful wilderness. 5. There are over 350 structures in the park, including chalets, barracks, and hotels, that appear on the National Register of Historic Places. Wikipedia This is Lake McDonald Lodge. 6. Glacier National Park is, more or less, surrounded by sovereign nations. Jessica Merz / Flickr Canada is located to the north, the Flathead Reservation is west and south of the park, and the Blackfeet Reservation is east of it. 7. There are around 762 lakes in the park. Troy Smith / Flickr Only 131 of them have names. 8. The park has 175 mountains. Rex Brown / Flickr 9. There is a book based on all the crazy things that have happened in the park. Troy Smith / Flickr “It Happened in Glacier National Park” is a collection of tales of things that have happened at Glacier, from the disappearance of the Whitehead brothers to mischievous park spirits. 10. Robin Williams loved Glacier so much he once said “If it isn’t God’s backyard, He certainly lives nearby.” Seth King / Flickr We agree. What’s the most interesting thing you’ve ever heard about Glacier?