Waterton Lakes National Park

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Waterton Lakes National Park,

203 sq mi (525 sq km), SW Alta., Canada, SW of Lethbridge and at the U.S. border, adjoining Glacier National ParkGlacier National Park,
1,013,572 acres (410,497 hectares), NW Mont.; est. 1910. Straddling the Continental Divide, the park contains some of the most beautiful primitive wilderness in the Rocky Mts.
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, Mont.; est. 1895. It is the Canadian section of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, created (1932) by acts of the Canadian Parliament and the U.S. Congress. The area is mountainous, rising to c.9,600 ft (2,930 m) at Mt. Blakiston, and contains the Waterton Lakes, the largest of which extends across the border into Montana.

Waterton Lakes National Park

Address:Box 200
Waterton Park, AB T0K2M0

Web: www.watertonpark.com
Size: 505 sq. km.
Established: 1895.
Location:In the southwest corner of Alberta, 270 km south of Calgary and 130 km southeast of Lethbridge. From Calgary take Highway 2 south to Fort Macleod, then west on Highway 3 to Pincher Creek, then south again on Highway 6 (a 3-hour drive). From Lethbridge, drive south to Cardston on Highway 2, then west to the park via Highway 5 (a 1.25-hour drive).
Facilities:Information center (May-October), heritage center (summer), 3 frontcountry campgrounds (390+ campsites), 9 wilderness campsites, trails (200 km), 18-hole golf course. Waterton Park Village, located inside the park, offers complete services including hotels, dining, and shopping. Interpretive guides, bicycle rentals, boat tours on Upper Waterton Lake, and canoe or rowboat rentals at Cameron Lake are also available.
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, swimming, boating, boat tours, sailboarding, scuba diving, birdwatching, wildlife viewing, bicycling, mountain climbing, golfing (May-October), winter sports, interpretive and educational programs.
Special Features:Park features some of the oldest rock in Canada's Rocky Mountains and Upper Waterton Lake, the deepest lake in the Canadian Rockies. In 1932, the Waterton Lakes National Park was joined with Montana's Glacier National Park to form the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. The International Peace Park, the first of its kind, symbolizes the peace and goodwill between the United States and Canada as exemplified by the world's longest undefended border. Although the two halves are administered separately, the parks cooperate on environmental initiatives and in protecting the alpine backcountry.

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