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Considered the most stunning of the Canadian Rockies Parks, lofty mountains rise up from great plains grasslands, a scene unique to Waterton. Lakes, streams and waterfalls refresh the spirit. Rare wildflowers and abundant wildlife engage the imagination. So special is this place, that it is designated as a World Heritage Site. It invites all in celebration as the world’s first International Peace Park. Relax and breathe in the spellbinding wonders of this natural world. Welcome to Waterton Lakes National Park.

You have arrived at a peaceful place that will remain in your heart forever.

IMPORTANT CONTACTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

www.MyWaterton.ca Waterton Lakes National Park Information: 403.859.5133 www.parkscanada.pc.gc.ca Parks Canada Campground Reservations: 1.877.737.3783 www.pccamping.ca Municipality of Waterton Park: improvementdistrict4@gmail.com Crown of the Continent: www.crownofthecontinent.net Glacier National Park - Montana: www.nps.gov/glac Chinook Country Tourist Association: 1.800.661.1222 www.exploresouthwestalberta.ca

Waterton Welcome ......................................................2 & 3 Village Map and Service Directory...........................4 & 5 Special Events and Things to Do ................................... 7 Park Access Map ...........................................................8 & 9 Hikes and Trails..............................8-9, 10–14, 24, 26-27 Lots To Do - Events ....................................................... 8, 9 Scenic Drives.................................................................. ..... 14 Cycling................................................................ ....................14 Horseback Riding............................................... .................15 Boat Rentals/Cruises .................................................16, 39 Wildlife ............................................................. ...... 19, 34-37 Golf ........................................................................................ 33 Special Features ..........................23, 29, 31, 38, 40, 50 Southwest Alberta Neighbours.............................. ....... 41 Winter ......................................................................... 42 & 43

All Emergency Call: 403.859.2636

TRAVEL INFORMATION 264 km (159 mi. or approx. 21⁄2 hour drive ) from Calgary, AB. 130 km (78 mi. or approx. 11⁄4 hour drive) from Lethbridge, AB. 60 km (40 mi. or approx. 3⁄4 hour drive) from Glacier National Park St. Mary, Montana entrance. Airports and car rentals at Calgary and Lethbridge, Alberta; Kalispell and Great Falls, Montana

CANADA EH! DON’T FORGET YOUR PASSPORT Please be advised that The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) requires U.S. and Canadian travellers to present a passport or other document that denotes identity and citizenship when entering the U.S.A.

GOOD TO GO ACROSS THE LINE... International Ports of Entry Open Year Round Carway, Alberta and Peigan, Montana Year Round: 7:00am – 11:00pm Daily Seasonal (Mid May – October 1) Weather Permitting Chief Mountain, Alberta and Montana May 15 – 31 9:00am – 6:00pm June 1 – Labour Day 7:00am – 10:00pm Tuesday following Labour Day – September 30 9:00am – 6:00pm 2 WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK

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We connect you to nature, and the rest of the world! Adventure is at your doorstep. Waterton’s townsite and visitor services are located inside the National Park. This tiny town with a stunning 360° view has all the amenities to make your visit comfortable, safe and rejuvenating. Community Wifi the town keeps you informed and connected.

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WATERTON SERVICES AT A GLANCE 58 Evergreen Gifts p. 33 59 My Sisters Room p. 36 60 Caribou Clothes p. 24 63 Zum’s Mercantile p. 45

ACCOMMODATIONS AND CAMPING 12 Prince of Wales Hotel p. 39 14 Crandell Mountain Lodge p. 46, 47 18 Bear Mountain Motel p. 22 20 Waterton Glacier Suites p. 43, 48 30 Waterton Lakes Lodge Resort p. 43, 46, 47 34 Aspen Village Inn p. 46, 47 37 Bayshore Inn Resort & Spa p. 48 72 Northland Lodge 73 Parks Canada Townsite Campground Parks Canada Tipi Camping p. 29

ACTIVITIES

NEARBY ACCOMMODATIONS

Bear Country Inn p. 41 Bed & Breakfasts p. 41 Waterton Springs Campground p. 44 Crooked Creek Campground p. 41

EAT/DRINK

Restaurant/Café 02 Waterton Golf Course p. 33 12 Prince of Wales Hotel p. 39 31 Vimy’s Lounge and Grill p. 43, 46, 47 33 The Taco Bar p. 21, 36, 49 39 Fireside Lounge & Wine Bar p. 30, 48 40 Glacier Bistro/Starbucks p. 36, 48 41 Lakeside Chophouse p. 30, 48 47 Subway p. 33 48 Pearl’s Café p. 32 49 490 North Pizza p. 24 51 Waffleton p. 45 53 Wieners of Waterton p. 32 54 Trappers Mountain Grill p. 21 56 Grizz Cafe & Steakhouse p. 49 62 Zum’s Eatery p. 14, 45 Pubs/Lounges 02 Waterton Lakes Golf Course p. 33 12 Prince of Wales Hotel p. 39 31 Vimy’s Lounge and Grill p. 43, 46, 47 39 Fireside Lounge & Wine Bar p. 28, 46 44 Thirsty Bear Saloon p. 28, 48 46 Waterton Lakes Opera House Specialties 12 Prince of Wales Hotel Afternoon Tea p. 39 51 Mountain Top Yogurt Shop p. 45 61 Big Scoop Ice Cream & Big Chunk Fudge p. 24 66 Welch’s Chocolate, Ice Cream & Desserts p. 18 Groceries/Spirits 35 Pat’s Gas, Rentals and Resort Services p. 49 47 Rocky Mountain Food Mart/Subway p. 33 65 Mountain Spirits Liquor Store 02 Waterton Golf Course Pro Shop p. 33 12 Prince of Wales Hotel - Princess Gift Shop p. 39 19 Tamarack Outdoor Outfitters p. 12 38 Village Gift Shop p. 48 45 Waterton Heritage Centre p. 21 54 Trappers Trading Post p. 20 5 Akamina Gifts and Book Nook p. 36 55 Waterton Pharmacy 57 Gust Gallery p. 21 |

Picnic Sites 09 Linnet Lake 13 Emerald Bay 74 Windsurfer Beach 75 Community Camp Kitchen 77/78 Cameron Bay Kitchen A & B

INFORMATION

Parks Canada 403.859.5133 p. 6 68 Village Information Kiosk (wireless hotspot) 08 Parks Canada Operations Building 403.859.5133 10 Parks Canada Visitor Centre 403.859.5133 16 Parks Canada Townsite Administration Building 403.859.5133 19 Waterton Visitor Services 403.859.2378 p. 12 45 Waterton Heritage Centre 403.859.2267 p. 21 ALL EMERGENCY CALL: 403.859.2636 Hospitals Cardston: 403.653.4411 Pincher Creek: 403.627.1234 RCMP 64 Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) 403.859.2244

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Boat Cruise 15 Waterton Shoreline Cruise/Boat Shuttle p. 16 Bikes/Scooters/Boat Rentals 11 Cameron Lake Boat Rentals p. 16 35 Pat’s Gas, Rentals and Resort Services p. 49 Ski and Snowshoe Rentals 30 Waterton Lakes Lodge Resort p. 43, 46, 47 Hiking Guides/Shuttles 15 Waterton Shoreline Cruise/ Boat Shuttle p. 16 19 Waterton Outdoor Adventures- Hiking Guides & Shuttles p. 12 Golf 02 Waterton Lakes Golf Course p. 33 Horseback Riding 01 Alpine Stables p. 15 Playgrounds 28/29 Waterton Community Centre Playground 67 Community Play Park and Spray Park Spa/Fitness/Recreation 29 Waterton Community Centre Sports Field 32 Recreation Centre and Pool 42 Serenity Spa p. 28, 48 69 Waterton Community Tennis Courts Points of Interest 10 Exhibit at Parks Canada Visitor Centre 16 Native Plant Gardens at Townsite Administration Office 36 Peace Park Pavilion – Kootenai Brown Cairn 45 Waterton Heritage Centre p. 21 70 Cameron Falls p. 3, 33 71 Native Plant Demonstration Garden at Falls Theatre 71 Falls Interpretive Theatre 78 Waterton Valley Exhibit Nearby Attractions Mormon Trail p. 43

Churches 23 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 26 United Church of Canada 27 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church Recycling 24 Community Recycling Centre Laundry 37 Bayshore Inn Laundry p. 48 52 Laundromat Public Washrooms 09 Linnet Lake 10 Parks Canada Visitor Centre 13 Emerald Bay 22 Fire Hall (the only YEAR ROUND Washroom) 45 Waterton Heritage Centre p. 21 67 Community Play Park and Spray Park 71 Cameron Falls Washrooms 75 Community Camp Kitchen 78 Cameron Bay Community Buildings / Organizations 22 Fire Hall 25 Lions Hall 28 Waterton Community Centre p. 22 Waterton Community Association p. 26 Waterton Foundation p. 45 Free Internet Access / Wireless Hotspots 68 Village Information Kiosk p. 3

Gas/Automotive Road Service 21 Canada Post 35 Pat’s Gas, Rentals and Resort Services p. 49 Event Facility Rentals 02 Waterton Lakes Golf Course p. 33 25 Lions Hall 28 Waterton Community Centre p. 22 30 Waterton Lakes Lodge Resort p. 43, 46, 47 43 Bayshore Convention Centre p. 48

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Lots to Do • Hike the high country • Play in the Spray Park • Count bears on Red Rock Parkway • Border hop on the International boat cruise • AHHH spa! • Oh! Go Geocache • Catch trout at Crandell Lake • Discover Waterton at an interpretive program

Play 18 on the championship golf course

• Gaze at the stars • Photograph wild orchids • Go birding at the Maskinonge • Wade in the lake • Snowshoe to Cameron Lake • Sip English high tea • Family photo at Cameron Falls • Stroll thru the Peace Park Pavilion

Climb the Bear’s Hump

Ride a horse across the grasslands

Paddle Cameron Lake

Annual Events Wildflower Festival - June 19 - 27 9 Days: flower walks, photography, lectures; painting. www.watertonwildflowers.com Seasonal Bird Counts - June & December Parks Canada: www.pc.gc.ca/waterton Canada Day - July 1st Free Admission. Family events & activities for kids. Parks Canada: www.pc.gc.ca/waterton Waterton-Glacier Science & History Day - July www.pc.gc.ca/waterton Parks Day - July 17 - 18 National celebration of parks and historic sites. Games and activities. Parks Canada: www.pc.gc.ca/waterton Blackfoot Arts and Heritage Festival - August 11 - 13 Traditional dance-art, exhibition, guided walk. www.pc.gc.ca/waterton

Pat’s Annual “Show ‘N Shine” - August 30 Hot cars and trucks on display in Waterton village. Prizes! www.MyWaterton.ca Wildlife Weekend - September 18 - 20 Large herds of elk. Guided wildlife viewing. Photography, wildlife from horseback. www.watertonwildlife.com Winterfest - March 2016 Ski and snowshoe to Cameron Lake. Hot chocolate at the trail. Carriage rides. Games, contests and prizes. Family activities. www.MyWaterton.ca

Insider Tip Waterton is full of amazing wildlife! Always have your camera ready! But please, keep your distance, and do not feed them. mywaterton.ca

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Hiking Trails

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Access to Adventure Scenic parkways and well maintained trails are your gateway to the wonders of Waterton. Picnic and campsites are found throughout the Park. Many are easy to access right along roadways. Enjoy scenic vistas and learn about the features of this special place at road-side exhibits. Spellbinding vistas await at scenic pullouts.

Legend

Waterton is located adjacent to Glacier National Park, Montana. Together, the two parks form Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. A special experience is the International Peace Park Hike: join a Canadian park interpreter and an American park ranger along the Lakeshore Trail. Offered Wednesdays and Saturdays, check at the Waterton Visitor Centre for more information!

Insider Tip Mountain weather changes quickly! Make sure you check the forecast before you head out on a hike and pack accordingly!

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Thrilling Trails - Peaceful Paths Watertonian Cyndi Smith captured this stunning panorama high above tree line on the Alderson-Carthew Trail. Waterton has some of the best hiking in the Canadian Rockies with 225 kilometers of established trails. Some connect with trails in Glacier National Park, Montana and Akamina-Kishinena Provincial Park in British Columbia. Guide books and topographical maps are available at village shops. Hire a local guide and share their knowledge of the park. Check Waterton Services listings on page 4. See Trail Map on pages 8-9.

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That’s Crypt Lake! Waterton guide Holly Fausett is thumbs up. She is well on her way in the Triple Crown Hiking Challenge. Hike three of Waterton’s world class hiking trails; Crypt Lake, Akamina Ridge, and the Alderson-Carthew Summit. Do it all in one summer and you win our exclusive challenge t-shirt, your name on the Glory Board, and unlimited bragging rights. Sign up at Pearl’s Cafe at 305 Windflower Avenue. © Cyndi Smith 

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Scenic Parkways

Cycling Pathways

Akamina Parkway / Cameron Lake Begins in the village and runs 16 km (10 mi.) up the Cameron Creek Valley to glacier-formed Cameron Lake. The Discovery Well National Historic Site is found here. It commemorates Western Canada’s first producing oil well. The Continental Divide parallels the roadway and the boundaries of Alberta, British Columbia and Montana converge at Cameron Lake. Open in winter for access to Nordic skiing and snowshoeing.

Red Rock Parkway / Red Rock Canyon Meanders 15 km (9 mi.) over rolling prairie through the Blakiston Valley. It best illustrates “Where the Mountains Meet the Prairie”. The parkway provides access to Crandell Campground. The parkway follows the ancient Buffalo Trail used by First Nations hunting parties. Learn more at roadside exhibits. Dramatic views of Mt. Blakiston, the park’s highest mountain (2940 m/9645 ft), are complimented by strikingly colored red and green rocks. Red Rock Canyon offers a lovely day use area with trails, exhibits, and picnic shelters.

Chief Mountain International Highway / Belly River Departs Highway #5 east of the Park gate. It leads to Glacier National Park, USA, and the Chief Mountain customs station. The seasonal road offers dramatic scenic vistas high above the Waterton Valley. Learn more at the exhibit there. The Belly River campground is located along this route. Sacred Chief Mountain dominates the skyline.

Trailhead: 14.4 km along Akamina Parkway

Crandell Loop Trail 4 - 20 km /2.4 - 12 mi. for the entire loop 6km along Akamina Parkway or 6km along Red Rock Canyon road

Kootenai Brown Trail 6.9 km / 13.8 mi. return Multi-use paved trail parallels the park entrance road from the park gate to Linnet Lake parking lot. Great views. Snowshoe Trail 16.4 km / 10.2 mi. return Trailhead: Red Rock Canyon parking lot

Waterton Village 3.2 km / 2 mi. return

Bison Paddock Circle Drive Located north of the park entrance gate on Highway #6 is the Bison drive-thru paddock. It rolls across a stunning glacial landscape of moraines and eskers. Native grasslands are home to a small herd of plains bison which are direct descendents from the original herds of the Great Plains.

Park Entrance Road / Kootenai Brown The 8 km route from the park gate to the community features outstanding views of the park’s namesake chain of sparkling lakes.

Insider Tip Be Alert - wild animals are killed on park roadways. They can run in front of your car in an instant. Slow down and take time to scan the landscape for the wonders that await you.

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Akamina Pass Trail 1.3 km / 0.8 mi. one way

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This multi-use trail circles the village and meanders along the shoreline. Wheelchairs and bikes can easily maneuver this trail.

Wishbone Trail 13 km / 8.1 mi. return Trailhead: 0.5 km along Chief Mountain Highway Bike rentals available at Pat’s in the village


© Bert Rigall - Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies (V26/accn. 7201/D17057).

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Legendary guide and conservationist Bert Riggall photographed his famous backcountry pack train along the Twin Lakes Trail circa 1943.

Alpine Stables

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Horseback riding IN the park. See wildlife habitat and wildflowers galore as you meander through wooded trails of the spectacular Rocky Mountains. Our guided rides are the ultimate Horseback riding IN the park. See wildlife habitat and wildflowers galore as you meander western adventure for the whole family. Select hourly, half-day, through wooded trails of the spectacular Rocky Mountains. Our guided rides are the ultimate full dayadventure or overnight trips.family. Located across the western for the whole Select hourly, from half-day, fullgolf day course. or overnight trips. Across from the golf course.

Open May through September, 9am - 5pm

On Horseback On Horseback Horses played an important role in the early development of trails in Watertonrole and in Glacier. Horses played an important the early trails in Many trailsdevelopment were created toofform transportation Waterton and Glacier. trails linkages between the greatMany lodges, including were created to form transportation the Prince of Wales Hotel. Horse transportation linkages between theHuge great lodges, was the mode of travel. pack trains with including the Prince of Wales Hotel. mail hundreds of horses, packed with supplies, Horse transportation was the mode of and “well-to-do” tourists, would travel through travel. Huge pack trains with hundreds pristine Rocky Mountain wilderness. Then they of horses, packed with supplies, mail would overnight in elaborate wilderness and wealthy tourists, would travel camps as they travelled from lodge to lodge. through pristine Rocky Mountain Today you Then can stillthey enjoy it all byovernight horseback. wilderness. would are qualified servicescamps for all skill levels, inThere elaborate wilderness as they each with from their own specialty, dedicated to travelled lodge to lodge. providing safe and Today youa can still enjoyable enjoy it time. all byFrom a few hours to a few days…you choose length horseback. There are qualifiedtheservices of your ridelevels, and we’ll provide spectacular for all skill each withthetheir own views and dedicated wildlife! to providing a safe specialty, and enjoyable time. From a few hours to a few days…you choose the length of your ride and we’ll provide the spectacular views and wildlife!

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Pristine Waters This Park is a water world. Fish. Sail. Windsurf. Scuba dive. Swim. Canoe and Kayak. So many ways to enjoy. From the valley floor to alpine cirques, Waterton has an abundance of lakes. Crystalline springs bubble alongside mountain trails. Waterfalls cascade from cliffy heights. A river flows through. Riparian pools attract wildlife. Upper Waterton Lake is a Rocky Mountain classic. Deeply carved by glaciers from overthrust sedimentary strata, it is the deepest lake in the Canadian Rockies at 148 m/487 ft. Pure and clean, its waters originate from the very top of the Continental Divide. Born from melting snowfields and mountain springs, Upper Waterton Lake feeds the Saskatchewan river system that empties into Hudson Bay. Rejuvenating and fun, these waters offer lots of recreational opportunities.

HIKE CANADA’S #1 TRAIL: CRYPT LAKE

Daily water shuttle service provides access to the Crypt Lake trailhead. On the trail to Crypt Lake, hikers will see four impressive waterfalls and pass through a mountain tunnel as they make their way to the lake’s emerald waters.

HIKING AT GOAT HAUNT, USA.

There are many hiking trails accessible by taking the scenic boat cruise to the Goat Haunt Ranger Station. The most popular trail is Kootenai Lakes, which has some of the best moose habitat in the Park. Hikers can often see multiple moose, as well as other wildlife.

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My Waterton Stephen Harrington, Photographer Over the years I’ve experienced many special moments in Waterton. My photography allows me to share this magic we call Waterton with others. Nature teaches us to be patient and to appreciate the manner in which she reveals herself. Though my camera only records a brief moment in time, the art of photography captures the emotion of the event for an eternity. It is this emotion that helps us identify with Waterton. It is the reason we continue to explore, wondering what more she has in store for us. Š Steve Harrington www.shphoto.prosite.com

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The cruise on upper Waterton Lake is the ultimate Peace Park experience. No stop signs, no customs, you freely float from Canada into the United States and back. The majestic landscape is unencumbered. The trip is made possible only by the family owned Waterton Shoreline Cruises. For three generations and over 60 years the Kretz/Robinson family have safely charted the Upper Waterton Lake. Their on-board narrative enhances the experience. “Waterton helps me to put all of life’s complexities and challenges back into perspective. No matter how stressful or difficult the situation, all I have to do is lose myself momentarily in the Park and I am able to clear my head. Whether scrambling up a remote mountain peak, mountain biking hours away from the nearest road, kayaking across the lake to an area devoid of the sounds of civilization, or simply immersing myself in a book steeped in local history, Waterton has a way of making me appreciate the simple things in life, and remembering what is really important.” —Keith Robinson

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The Suleman family who operate the Bayshore Inn and Waterton-Glacier Suites exemplify the values of the Peace Park. Once refugees from east Africa whose family holdings were confiscated by an African dictator, the Suleman’s landed in Canada and soon reestablished their businesses. They came to Waterton in the early 90’s. Now after 25 years, three generations of Sulemans have made the Bayshore and its sister property one of the highest ranking accommodation and food services in the Park. In addition to their world class hospitality, the family is highly involved in education and peace initiatives worldwide. The family helps refugees start their Canadian careers by employing them, and have built a school and orphanage overseas. 

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Visitor Services is the sole purpose of the Waterton business community. For 90 years the Baker family has led the way in meeting travelers needs and heading them in the right direction. Community minded, the Bakers play lead roles in local government, public service and innovative strategies. Six generations call Waterton home. “My Waterton is all about tradition. I’m proud that our family is celebrating over 90 years in business in Waterton & Glacier National Parks.”— Brian Baker

The West Family: Trappers Restaurant It has always been about food! From groceries to restaurants, the West family has provided sustenance for travelers and locals alike. With four generations of experience the family is a wealth of knowledge in business. Many Waterton start-ups have succeeded due in part to the wise mentoring of the West clan.

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“My dad started the business back around 1935. I started selling my Caribou Clothes items in the gift shop of what is now Trappers restaurant in 1977. Our business in Mountain View is 3rd generation.” Family is what it is all about for the Uibel clan and that sense of family extends throughout the community. The Uibels are always the first to say “yes - how can we help” to new projects and needs within the community. —Ross Uibel

The Robbins Family: Welch’s Chocolate Shop Welch’s has been serving the public for 54 wonderful memorable years, come meet the staff and share your stories with us, and don’t forget to ask about SLIPPERY our bear that drops in from time to time just to say hi. Her photo is front and centre of the store. Slippery’s favourite treat is the GRIZZLY DELITE served hot and fresh each day. My favourite part of the shop is how candy brings people down memory lane. As you venture through the store you will glance back to those times growing up and smile.


Where in the world can you find a UNESCO World Heritage Site, an International Peace Park, and a Biosphere Reserve all rolled into one? At Waterton Lakes National Park, part of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, this is the only place paddling on earth endowed with all photo three titles. Tucked away in the southwest corner of Alberta, Waterton lies three hours south of Calgary and one and a half hours southwest of Lethbridge. The dramatic collision of prairies and mountains has forged a wealth of distinct habitats – 45 to be precise. The combination of grasslands, wetlands, aspen groves, evergreen forests and alpine tundra has led to an unusual diversity of plant life and is home to a rich variety of wildlife. Watch for bighorn sheep, mountain goats, elk and black bear. It may be the smallest of our Rocky Mountain parks, but many consider it the hidden jewel in the crown. Hit the back trails and you’re likely to see more wildlife than people. Soak up the sun on the beach of Upper Waterton Lake, or cruise across the water to another country! Hike the infamous Crypt Lake Trail or paddle Cameron Lake. And when the sun slips below the peaks, swap stories over a cold beverage and take in the sweeping panoramas high atop the hill at the iconic Prince of Wales Hotel. Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park shares parkland in Alberta and Montana and is part of what has become known as the “Crown of the Continent”, 42,000 sq km (16,000 sq mi) of spellbinding scenery spanning the corners of Montana, Alberta and British Columbia. Parks Canada www.parkscanada.gc.ca Waterton Tourism www.mywaterton.ca

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Insider Tip The Maskinonge is the perfect scenic pullout to enjoy Waterton’s riparian eco-zone (see map pages 8-9). Here are a few not to be missed scenic viewpoints and photographic locations:

Waterton is considered a birding hot spot. Over 250 species nest or travel through the Park. Golden eagles soar over mountain ridges during their migrations. Black-headed grosbeaks, lazuli buntings and western tanagers grace forests and shrublands with their spring songs. White-tailed ptarmigan feed near subalpine lakes.Varied thrushes lend an ethereal feeling to ancient subalpine forests. Breathtaking mountain bluebirds and prairie falcons are grassland dwellers. Common loons carry their chicks on their backs while osprey dive to capture fish in wetland lakes. Careful observers will find American dippers, spotted sandpipers and harlequin ducks amidst mountain streams. Sandhill Cranes have recently begun to nest in Waterton. Hear their loud clacky calls at the Maskinonge. Enjoy listening and watching for the special birds who call this place home. Expect the unexpected. mywaterton.ca

• Chief Mountain OverlookChief Mountain Highway • Waterton Golf Course lower parking lot • Bison Paddock overlook • Lewis Overthrust Fault - first righthand exhibit - Red Rock Parkway • Waterton Valley Exhibit - Red Rock Canyon • Parkway - first pullout on left • Peace Park International Viewpoint - Highway 6 north at Pine Ridge Pullout

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A Sacred Place Waterton is a sacred place to the Blackfoot people. It is here that the ancient Beaver Bundle was visioned. The Beaver Bundle contains the essence of life and is traditionally opened in the spring. You can learn more about the First Nations in Waterton. Scenic pullouts along the Red Rock Canyon Parkway and at the Maskinonge offer insights into the importance of Waterton to the Blackfoot and Kootenai People.

My Waterton, Paahtomahksikimi ... Dr. Brian Reeves

Mistakis “The Backbone of the World” and more specifically “Api-pistokaki-kimi”... (North Big Inside Lake) (Waterton) has been my home for 73 years. It’s my centering place, my sacred place, the constant in my life. When driving in, and I first see the mountains, valleys, lakes, grasslands and forests, my heart is joyful and my spirit uplifted. I am returning home once again, to land held dear to humans for over 500 generations. I give thanks to the Piikani ancestors and the spirits that dwell within, as well to the early ranchers who so valued this place they worked hard to protect it. Over 130 years ago they recognized it’s outstanding values and got the lands set aside. Parts of my family have been here ever since. We and our children are today’s keepers. We must all continue the work to ensure Mistakis continues for untold generations. It is a privilege, not a right, to reside in such a place as the winds sent by Napi constantly remind me. mywaterton.ca

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Watchable Wildlife Waterton Lakes National Park is one of the best places to view wildlife in the Rocky Mountains. Moose, bear, elk, deer, pine marten, lynx and 57 other mammals (not to mention 250 species of birds, six species of amphibians, four species of reptiles and 24 species of fish) abound in this 505 square kilometre protected area. Seeing wildlife can be a special moment in one’s lifetime. Whether it is watching a bear forage for berries on the open slopes along the Red Rock Parkway, or watching a bald eagle fly over the International boat on Upper Waterton Lake, a wildlife encounter is something we never forget. The opportunity to be with wildlife is a privilege. It's important to remember when we're in Waterton Lakes National Park we've entered the home of wildlife. We all have a role to play in helping keep the wildlife natural and safe.

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Wildlife Weekend Each fall as many as 1500 elk gather in Waterton for the annual rut. Waterton offers unparalleled opportunities to observe this up close. The elk gather on the Blackiston Fan and visitors can see the dramatic event from their cars. Big bulls joust in combat. They gather and herd females and work frantically to protect them from other bulls. The high, shrill elk bugle is incomparable. You can experience this and many other wildlife viewing opportunities at the annual Waterton Wildlife Weekend in September. Visit watertonwildlife.com to find out more!

Insider Tip • The best time to see wildlife is early morning and evenings. • Take your time. Wait and watch for animals to move through an area. • Maintain a safe distance. Many animals have a critical distance where they feel threatened. Give them space. • Carry binoculars. A lot happens out there if you can see farther afield.

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Mud, snow and sand are great for seeing the signs of wildlife. You may not see the animal, but you can see it has passed by. Animal tracks are exciting to see. They can provide some family fun. Look for tracks and try to determine what animals made them. Here are some common tracks in Waterton:

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Waterfalls

Waterfalls: the word conjures feelings of awe, serenity, peace. There are hundreds in Waterton, from gentle terraces to dramatic drops. After a rain storm there is a celebration of water as the mountainside of Crandell and Vimy are flowing with falls of every shape and size.

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International Significance Nature knows no political boundary. Waterton shares a common border with adjacent Glacier National Park in Montana. Natural processes are common to both Parks. In 1932, Waterton and Glacier were designated as the world’s first International Peace Park. The Peace Park concept was spawned by Rotary Clubs in Montana and Alberta to commemorate the long friendship between nations. The fundamental concept remains the same and has evolved to include ecosystem management as an important element. Note: Today there are less than 25 peace parks globally, Waterton-Glacier was the first in 1932. The United Nations bestowed upon it the prestigious World Heritage Site designation. Experience the Peace Park on a scenic boat cruise aboard the International. Of national significance is the Prince of Wales Hotel. Together with the Discovery Well site on Akamina Parkway the two are designated National Historic Sites of Canada. mywaterton.ca

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GPS devices are available on loan and Geocaching training classes start July and August. For more information visit mywaterton.ca Geocaching is a great way to spend time with family and the great outdoors. Geocaching is a treasure hunting game using GPSenabled devices. Use the GPS coordinates and attempt to find the hidden container at a hidden location. Inside the container you will probably find a log book to sign and some trinket to trade. Geocaching is a great way to test your skills with coordinates, clues, teamwork, and adventure. 40 WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK

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Waterton Park hosts several geochaches. Find a few special ones and you may even win a prize. Pick up your geocaching passport from the Heritage Centre (May through September). Fill your passport to claim your Geocache coin. Check out geocaching sites at geocaching.com.


Nearby Accommodations and Attractions

A 2-3 hour roundtrip journey through four modern Mormon towns, featuring two National Historic Sites and Canada’s most spectacular wagon museum. Pick up a driving guide at the Natural History Association office on Waterton Ave.

Rocky Ridge Country Lodge • Six bedrooms (2 with lofts) • Separate 3 bedroom cabin • Hot tub Toll Free 1-888-717-7770

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CROOKED CREEK

CAMPGROUND

For Reservations 403-653-1100 • Open May to October • Majestic Views • 79 sites available • Camp Kitchen • On site management • All services 15 km away • Highway 5 before Waterton Park Gate mywaterton.ca

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YEAR ROUND FUN! This Winter, enjoy our Snowy Wonderland Year Round Fun! Winter in Waterton brings out the child in us all. The community is relaxed and offers a warm welcome to family and friends. If you love solitude and the company of nature, come in the winter! Warm and comfortable hotels are open with cozy rooms and fireplaces to curl around. Waterton’s winter restaurants offer tasty meals and marvelous views. The cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are great. Bring your own equipment or rent at the Waterton Lakes Lodge Resort. From family-friendly tracked trails to Nordic touring and ice climbing, there’s plenty for the beginner or seasoned back-country adventurer. Birders gather for the annual Christmas count and photographers capture images only Waterton can present. In March, there is Winterfest. Fun events in the townsite and along the trails highlight the joys of winter in Waterton. Annual Cameron Lake Area Snowfall: 4.5m/14.76ft

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Experience the serenity of

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Rentals of crosscountry/backcountry ski and snowshoes Rec center with a gym, pool, hot tub, steam room and sauna Full dining services at Vimy’s Lounge and Grill

watertonlakeslodge.com • 1.403.859.2150 • reservations@watertonlakeslodge.com

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Experience the beauty of winter in Waterton Lakes National Park Cross Country Skiing, Snow Shoeing, Hiking & More. Enjoy a great meal at the Glacier Bistro, open year round.

Deluxe, Romantic and Loft Suites Fireplace & Jacuzzi in every suite Open Year Round

For reservations call or visit us online:

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Belgian Waffles, Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream, espresso, and Smoothies

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The Waterton Foundation supports projects to improve our Waterton community and the National Park for the benefit of present and future generations. watertonfoundation@gmail.com

Box 133 Waterton Park, AB T0K 2M0 www.mywaterton.ca/waterton-foundation.cfm

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You want a simple, comfortable stay. Whether you’re just looking for a place to rest your head after a long day of exploring, travelling with family and need a full kitchen suite, or simply want a cozy room to snuggle up by a fire, we have you covered with the most diverse selection of room types and amenities available in Waterton. Enjoy use of our recreation center, equipped with a swimming pool, hot tub and fitness facility, or indulge in a delicious meal from Vimy’s Lounge and Grill. Please visit experiencewaterton.com for more information.

For hotel and restaurant reservations please call: 1-888-985-6343 mywaterton.ca

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Waterton’s Only Lakefront Hotel

Lakefront Rooms • Honeymoon Suites with Jacuzzi Tubs Lakeside Chophouse • Thirsty Bear Saloon • Fireside Lounge Serenity Spa • Glacier Bistro

1.888.527.9555 | www.bayshoreinn.com

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Waterton’s ALL-SUITE HOTEL

Fireplace & Jacuzzi in every suite • Open year round Deluxe, Romantic and Loft Suites • Full Amenities 1.866.621.3330 | www.watertonsuites.com

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WATERTON’S ONE STOP SHOP! • Sandwiches • Day Packs • Watuko Headwear • Fresh Popcorn • Energy Bars • Souvenirs Hot • Coffee • Great Coca-cola Slush • Gas & Propane • We carry Camera Film and Memory Cards RENTALS AVAILABLE FOR: Mopeds • • Mountain Bikes • Surreys • Tandems Tennis Racquets • Binoculars • Bear Spray • Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Instagram

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In order to give visitors to Waterton a true and organic taste of the mountains and local area, we make everything from scratch using ingredients as local as possible. All of our meats and vegetables are from surrounding areas, are never frozen and are put together skillfully in each dish with much passion and care. The Grizz is proud to focus on providing the highest quality nourishment around.

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· Fair, Rodeo, Music Festivals · Bellevue Underground Mine Tour · Bomber Command Aviation Museum

· Fort Museum of the NW Mounted Police · Heritage Acres Farm Museum · Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village

For more information locate one of our 35 free “SouthWest Connect” Wi-Fi hot spots at:

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