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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 25, 2014: Waterton National Park, Alberta

Prince of Wales Hotel, Waterton Lakes

Waterton National Park is situated in the southwestern part of Alberta, close to British Columbia and Montana, and shares a border with Glacier National Park in the United States.  The two parks together form an international Peace Park, are a UNESCO World Heritage site and a World Biosphere Preserve.  This area is a place of incredible natural beauty.


Upper Waterton Lake


One of Canada's smaller Rocky Mountain parks, Waterton is a very interesting place to visit,  The park is where the rugged Rockies abruptly arise from the rolling grasslands and farmlands of the prairies.   It has a series of large lakes and is popular with boaters and swimmers (though the water never gets very warm)


Brown Bear, Waterton Lakes


The park is a wonderful place to see wild animals, like those above and below. We love visiting this place!


Deer and fawns, Waterton Lakes

Upper Waterton Lake

Upper Waterton Lake and Waterton Townsite


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  • Upper Waterton Lake and Waterton Townsite
  • Upper Waterton Lake
  • Upper Waterton Lake: The cleared area demarcates the border between the USA and Canada
  • Prince of Wales Hotel, Waterton Lakes: A famous hotel and classic symbol of the park
  • Brown Bear, Waterton Lakes, wandering around the campground: Bears are very common in the park.  I think this is a grizzly bear.
  • Deer and fawns, Waterton Lakes: The mother was licking the mucous from these two newborns

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DrY is vacationing this week in Cuba, GarryRF, which we know to be one of your favorite hangouts.  He'll get to you when he has reliable internet connections.


I posted some photos of the great Prince of Wales hotel on my blog last summer which addresses some of your questions. Here's that link if you're interested

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