The good news is that Canada is making big investments in its national parks ahead of the country’s 150th anniversary in 2017. The bad news is that infrastructure projects will require closures at Waterton Lakes National Park this spring and summer.
Waterton Lakes National Park
Many visitors to Glacier National Park in Montana continue farther north to Canada’s Waterton Lakes National Park. After all, the parks together form Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, the world’s first international peace park.
Canada’s national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas are important cornerstones of the country’s tourism industry. By September 2015, Parks Canada had welcomed close to 20 million visitors to parks and sites from coast to coast to coast, an increase of 5 percent over last year.
Many people visiting Glacier National Park in Montana don't realize that it has a twin sister just across the Canadian border: Waterton Lakes National Park. This autumn, take some time to explore The Crown of the Continent - these high peaks, deep valleys, and very long lakes.
A fire started by lightning strikes near Goat Haunt on the northern boundary of Glacier National Park was being battled by both National Park Service and Parks Canada crews.
A much-needed investment of more than $100 million will improve roads and sewers as well as a popular day-use area at Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada.
Visitors to Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada will soon have a new adventure awaiting them: A Parks Canada warden cabin at Cameron Lake will be available as a backcountry hut operated by the Alpine Club of Canada for overnight stays.
What could be worse than pedaling your bike for five days around Glacier and Waterton Lakes national parks this summer?
If you find yourself in Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta this weekend, head to Cameron Lake on Friday night for a star show. Parks Canada and volunteer astronomers from Montana will be pointing out constellations, galaxies, nebulas and stars beginning at 9:30 p.m. Friday.