Waterton Lakes National Park is located in the southwest corner of Alberta, Canada. borders It borders Glacier National Park in Montana, United States. Waterton Lakes National Park is part of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, which was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1995 for their distinctive climate, physiographic setting, mountain-prairie interface, and tri-ocean hydrographical divide. Within the park, there are areas of significant scenic values with abundant, impressive and diverse flora and fauna.
The beauty of Waterton Lakes National Park is sure to blow your mind. It instantly became one of my most favorite places on earth. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking, the residents seemed friendly and we loved the relaxed atmosphere.
The drives out to Cameron Lake and Red Rock Parkways were both closed to vehicles from the damage caused by the wildfire that happened at the end of last summer. Even though we were bummed that we would not be able to do those drives where wildlife was said to be abundant, we sure did not have any trouble finding some great wildlife – deer, a moose with her calf, and plenty of bears! If we had another day I would have loved to go on a hike. Even though you couldn’t access those parts of the park by vehicle, you could still go on foot. A great reason to make it back!
Camping at Waterton Lakes National Park was also beautiful. There was quite a bit of light from the washrooms that were nearby us (bonus with having three kids under five at the time!), but the night sky still lit up enough to blow our minds. I’m fascinated by the sky and what is beyond our planet; I could have gazed up at the sky all night.
It sure was impressive to see a Mama bear and her cubs playing in the wildflowers, a moose with her calf in the swamp and the more common sightings such a deer we find just as exciting. What is it about wildlife that leaves us so in awe? We were hoping to see a bull Moose to get a look at those massive antlers, but the bull eluded us. One day!
Take a look at these 50 photos that really showcase the beauty, wonder, and fun: