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Waterton Lakes National Park Travel Guide: 196 reviews and 371 photos

Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada, was established in 1895 to protect, preserve and showcase a natural wonderland of soaring peaks, sparkling waterfalls, and clear, deep, glacial lakes. The centerpiece of the park is Upper Waterton Lake, deepest in the Canadian Rockies. There are many smaller lakes, surrounded by majestic mountain scenery. This is wild country, the haunt of grizzly and black bears, moose, elk, bighorn sheep, mountain lions, bald eagles and much more. Peaceful, quite and awe-inspiring, It offers some of the most spectacular hiking trails in all of Canada.

Waterton sits along the Canadian border with the United States and Glacier National Park, Montana, which was established in 1910. Since 1932 the two parks together have comprised the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, the first International Peace Park in the world.

  • Last visit to Waterton Lakes National Park: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated Sep 1, 2006
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  • freddie18's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2007 at 12:35 PM

    Waterton Lakes National Park is amazing. It will double the fun if I am riding the Red Tour Vintage Bus. I wish I could visit Alberta sooner than later.

  • madamx's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2006 at 9:28 AM

    Next time, you must make the mecca to Crypt Lake. Waterton is a unique ecosystem so you will see plants there that otherwise don't grow in Alberta in general. Great writing and pics as usual, I'm sure this page will be no. 1 very very soon :o) ~ Helen

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2006 at 7:16 AM

    Another wonderful page on a most beautiful looking area. I think for the money, I'd have stayed on the campsite!!!!!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2006 at 3:49 PM

    Did updates & additions.Spectacular scenery!Enjoyed your tips on Red Bus tour, Mv International cruise, Bertha Falls (especially photos), Bison Paddock, story of the deer in town, Prince of Wales Hotel (WOW), all the hikes, & the excellent writing. Bravo!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Sep 26, 2006 at 4:23 PM

    You are far better than aby travelbook. Outstanding pictures, including the hidden ones. And a lot of small but very interestening info (USA-Canada border, similarity with Hawaii - a suprice!, plants migrating during last glacier age etc.). Excellent job!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2006 at 2:51 PM

    Fine photos and texts! I'm impressed that you took this trip by train, which seems to be a rare thing in North America. Strange about the border strip. There was no cleared strip in the Quetico, between Minnesota and Ontario, when I went canoeing there.

  • windsorgirl's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2006 at 7:57 AM

    Great pages Stephen and photos! Love the bison against the mountain backdrop especially. Brang back some fond memories....wish I could return there someday soon.

  • goingsolo's Profile Photo
    Sep 10, 2006 at 5:40 AM

    Glacier has long been on my list of places to go, but I haven't given much thought to Waterton. Once again, you've opened my eyes to a place that is well worth visiting. Fantastic page too. Thanks for sharing. :)

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Sep 9, 2006 at 3:44 AM

    what a great page - stunningly well written & presented.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Sep 6, 2006 at 11:14 PM

    Truly magnificent photos of the scenery in Waterton Lakes NP!! Thanks for the excellent tips on your visit - I was wondering what it was like actually staying at the Prince of Wales & I could kick myself for missing the boat ride on the 'International'!

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