"Glacier Park - Canadian Style" Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park by mrclay2000

Prince of Wales Hotel Overlooks . . . .

The village of Waterton Park is approached from Montana through some pretty rugged forest, and passes a wildlife viewing and bald eagle nesting area. Speed limits are of course in metric, but most odometers are sub-calibrated so there is no excuse for a ticket!

Though the Prince of Wales Hotel dominates the approach, there are seedier motels clustered nearby that probably should be avoided. There is plenty of parking and plenty of shops and restaurants to spend your dollar. Canadians are quick to accept American money even over their own currency.

It may appear biased, but viewed objectively I found the American portion of the park much prettier than its Canadian counterpart.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Less traveled and visited than other Canadian parks
  • Cons:Scenery a little under the Glacier NP (Montana) standard
  • In a nutshell:From Prince of Wales Hotel, it's all south!
  • Last visit to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park: Jul 1999
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • windsorgirl's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2004 at 8:56 AM

    thanks for visiting my pages, I enjoyed the cruise of Waterton Lakes as well, as well as the views on both sides of the border.

  • Sharrie's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2004 at 1:42 AM

    Ditto Helga.

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2004 at 6:36 AM

    Good info but I miss the pics. I guess you need to revisit to make nice pics for this page.

  • annk's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2004 at 7:48 PM

    Where's the intro photo? Hope to visit while in Glacier N.P.

  • Amitu's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2003 at 10:34 AM

    Nice page-enjoyed reading it

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2003 at 4:31 PM

    We should also note that bear spray should not be used like mosquito spray. 'External use' means shoot it at the bear!

  • craic's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2003 at 8:33 AM

    Got a feeling the reason why they confiscate chemicals might have another basis than the one you suggest. But a beautiful taste of what is obviously beautiful country (even on the Canadian side of the border).

  • Cherie_J's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2003 at 12:51 PM

    Waterton Lake is so serene. I could easily float out there all day fishing & watching nature.

  • 10eke's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2003 at 9:41 AM

    I had a great time visiting this place.

  • Mar 4, 2003 at 6:45 AM

    How expensive can this hotel be? I love the picture of the lake!


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