Waterton Lakes National Park in south-western Alberta, Canada, the smallest of the string of Rocky Mountain National Parks, but in many ways the most beautiful. Certainly the most peaceful, serene and unspoiled. The park extends to the USA borber where it joins Glacier National Park in Montana. The cruise ship is called the International, probably for that reason, as it cruises from Waterton townsite to Goat Haunt, Montana, amid scenery which is among the best in the world. It was many years before I managed to get there, and I live with wonderful memories until I get back again.
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Waterton Lakes National Park is a national park located in the southwest corner of Alberta, Canada, and borders Glacier National Park in Montana, USA. Waterton was Canada's fourth national park, formed in 1895 and named after Waterton Lake, in turn after the Victorian naturalist and conservationist Charles Waterton. The park contains 505 km2 (195 sq mi) of rugged mountains and wilderness.
Operated by Parks Canada, Waterton is open all year, but the main tourist season is during July and August. The only commercial facilities available within the park are located at the Waterton Park townsite. The park ranges in elevation from 1,290 metres (4,232 ft) at the townsite to 2,910 m (9,547 ft) at Mount Blakiston. It offers many scenic trails, including Crypt Lake trail.
In 1932, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park was formed from Waterton and Glacier, dedicated to world peace by Sir Charles Arthur Mander on behalf of Rotary International. Although the park has a lot of diversity, the main highlight is the Waterton lakes�the deepest in the Canadian Rockies�overlooked by the historic Prince of Wales Hotel National Historic Site.
The Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1995 for the distinctive climate, physiographic setting, mountain-prairie interface, and tri-ocean hydrographical divide. They are areas of significant scenic values with abundant and diverse flora and fauna.
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