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Waterton Lakes National Park
Alberta, Canada travel, tourism information

Waterton Lakes National Park is a year round recreation destination located in the southwest corner of the province of Alberta, Canada. It is a land of mountain peaks, rambling rivers, wildflower meadows, alpine lakes and wildlife sightings... in short, Waterton Lakes National Park is where the prairie grasslands meet the mighty Rocky Mountain Range.

Waterton Lakes, Alberta photo gallerySouth of the Waterton Lakes National Park, in Montana, USA, is the Glacier National Park. To the west of Waterton, in the province of British Columbia, Canada, is the Akamina-Kishinena Provincial Park. Some of the backcountry trails interconnect with the threesome of parks.

In 1932 the Waterton Lakes National Park and the Glacier National Park joined forces to create the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. An effort by neighbouring countries to combine resources for the betterment of the wilderness environment. And since 1995 the park has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

There are two paved roads in Waterton Lakes National Park which access adventures.

There are many lakes, trails and mountain passes to discover in the Waterton National Park. Exploring leads to wildlife sightings like bear, deer, bighorn sheep, bison, elk, marmots and more.