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

Phone:403-859-2224
Fax:403-859-5152
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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When evaluating incidence, data for the WWLNP and east Waterton Lakes National Park (EWLNP, identified below) neighborhoods were combined due to small sample sizes and similarly high and statistically indistinguishable infection rates between the two areas.
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This hotel, dramatically perched on a spit of land in Waterton Lakes National Park, was built in 1927 to look not unlike a giant Swiss chalet.
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Situated in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies in southern Alberta, Canada, Waterton gas field is north of Glacier Park and adjacent to Waterton Lakes National Park.
Now, located on Highway 3, a major thoroughfare between Head-Smashed-In and Waterton Lakes National Park, Provost and Bruised Head are hoping to attract more of a crowd.
I have scooted amongst the dinosaurs at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, gone "where the buffalo roamed" at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, and rolled up Rocky Mountain paths at Waterton Lakes National Park.
operates four historic lodges, three motor inns, a year-round resort property and a fleet of thirty-three historic red buses in and around Glacier National Park in Montana and Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada.
In addition to the fire bans that are already in place, OHVs will also be restricted on public lands in the Forest Protection Area south of the Red Deer River along the mountains and foothills to the northern boundary of Waterton Lakes National Park.
Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada and Glacier National Park in Montana, USA are widely recognized as the first international transborder protected area.