Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park announced Friday that it has achieved provisional Gold Tier designation as Waterton-Glacier International Dark Sky Park through the International Dark Sky Association.
Waterton Lakes National Park
Concern over the possible spread of invasive mussels from Montana waters to Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada has led to a ban on poweboats and trailer-launched watercraft in the national park.
Whitebark pines, a keystone species that can impact spring runoff, nourish grizzly bears when they most need protein, and provide feasts for other wildlife, face a variety of threats, from climate change to a fungal disease. So important are these trees that researchers with Parks Canada are working to raise a veritable disease-resilient forest of whitebark pines.
The scenic Red Rock Parkway in Canada’s Waterton Lakes National Park has been closed for construction off and on this year, and cars will have to stay off the road one more day for the benefit of cyclists.
Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada is ready to welcome visitors for the 2016 season. This year, Parks Canada is continuing to improve its visitor offerings with even more innovative and educational events and activities, as well as investments in visitor facilities. At Waterton Lakes National Park, Parks Canada is introducing a mobile application, offering rewarding volunteer opportunities, and providing interpretive hikes.
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.
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.