Waterton Lakes National Park is an unbelievably beautiful area of the World. Ok, maybe we are biased as half of Tyler’s family comes from this area of Southern Alberta, Pincher Creek, to be exact, but we will cover that in the next post.
Really Waterton Lakes is world class natural scenery. As I start typing this post, I have no idea what I will say as words cannot do this place justice. Just have a look for yourself:
After visiting the Visitor Center for the where to see recommendations, we drove the 16km out to Cameron Lake. We experienced a delay on the way out.
For those unaware with the local geography, the other end of this lake and that large snow covered mountain is Montana, USA.
After a Picnic lunch lake side, we walked up the west side of the lake.
While enjoying the view, a mangy looking beast came over and left a deposit on the beach. Hey I guess its a nice place to pause for a minute and enjoy the view.
Like most National Parks in Canada, Waterton has a town site within the park. This was our next stop. The town site itself is nothing too exciting, hotels, restaurants and gift shops. But the view of Waterton Lake is sufficient.
Completed in 1927, the Prince of Wales Hotel was constructed to attract American tourists north of the border. Why would Americans be so interested to visit this hotel so close to the Border? Well when this hotel opened, it could serve as much liquor as it wanted, unlike our neighbours to the south who were 7 years into Prohibition. The hotel was constructed by the Great Northern Railway company- an American company.
Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of the sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. Miriam Beard