It is located on Glacier National Parks southwest border. The settlement has a tiny permanent population which grows much
larger during the summers. Most people are non Indian. The settlement was started in 1893 when Great Northern Railway was
laid through the area. The settlement is used primarily as a stop over for tourists. The elevation is 3,169 feet above
sea level which means it has warmer summers than East Glacier Park Village. About 2 miles to the north is Apgar which is
like that of West Glacier, a settlement which tends to the needs of tourists. The population of West Glacier is estimated
to be 426. There are 348 housing units which means about half are used by tourists. West Glacier is spread out over
514 sq. mi. Below are several links to google earth photos of West Glacier and Apgar.