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.
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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.
Waterton: The "Waterton Biosphere Association" This was an informal committee which included the Superintendent and/or Chief Warden of Waterton Lakes National Park and private landowners adjacent to the park, most of whom were ranchers.
A 1997 census based on DNA samples identified 37 individuals in and around Waterton Lakes National Park. Provincial biologists used this number to calculate a population of 74 bears south of the Crowsnest Pass, but independent experts believe the number is lower.
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. Oregon's scenic coastline provided opportunities for me to ride my scooter on the trails adjacent to long sandy beaches, rugged shorelines, and graceful dunes.
These records include captures from Waterton Lakes National Park (WLNP), wind turbine mortalities in the Pincher Creek area of southwestern Alberta, and captures from the Drumheller region in southern Alberta.
A few years later, in 1997, many of these dreamers, including scientists and other interested citizens from Canada and the US, convened in Waterton Lakes National Park to breathe some life into the Yellowstone to Yukon concept.
Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada and Glacier National Park in Montana, USA are widely recognized as the first international transborder protected area.
Waterton Lakes National Park. Upper Waterton Lake: 2-1/2-hour tours cross border and stop at the Crypt Lake trailhead (you can hike from here up to a secluded lake on the Alberta-Montana border) and at Goat Haunt, Montana, where you can hike on your own or with a ranger.