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“Scenic Grandeur”

Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
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Owner description: A park symbolizing the long-standing friendship between Glacier National Park and its neighbor, Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada.
Reviewed July 20, 2014

Many visitors to Glacier skip Waterton….BIG mistake. The view from the Prince of Wales is supreme. Visiting the hotel to see the view and eat is well worthwhile. Both of the 2 road side trips (Cameron Lake and Red Rock) are to be treasured. Drive Very slowly on the way to Red Rock Canyon and use binoculars as there is so much wildlife to potentially see (e.g., 5 grizzlies and 4 black bears midday in one July day; second trip tho skunked). Cameron Lake also has no shortage of wildlife and a beautiful view across the lake. Bring your own lawn chair and enjoy the view while you eat a lunch! The hike to the end of Waterton Lake (to Goat Haunt, Montana) is VERY long, rated moderate and due to length is really closer to strenuous. Such a short distance from Many Glacier…maybe folks will continue to leave this gem largely unspoiled(?)

3  Thank Kurt H
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Reviewed July 18, 2014

Enjoyed the lake views and a sunny day at the park. Small town atmosphere and can walk easily in Waterton town

2  Thank Calico4
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

A great place to visit, but do your homework so you know what to look for. Start at West Glacier and enjoy the scenery. lots to see & do but it can get crowded.

2  Thank turbotom55
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

We traveled through here on 4 Jul 14 - it was a tip that a co-worker recommended visiting. I am so glad we did. We were told that there was quite a bit of road construction, 10 miles of gravel. We were riding motorcycles so I was a little worried that this might be a bad choice, but we decided to do it anyway, and it turned out to be amazing. It wasn't bad at all, as it was mostly hard packed gravel although caution was required. It was the first day that the park was open so there was a lot of traffic and there was an entrance fee but well worth it and very much recommended. A must see!

2  Thank Hbs135
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

Being as I was in Glacier National Park anyway I drove the Chief Mountain International Highway up to Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta Canada (take your passport). I was able to get on the boat cruise at the last minute to Goat Haunt, Montana. It's just over 2 hours round trip on a historic 1927 built vessel with interesting commentary, beautiful views and the water is that gorgeous turquoise glacier blue color. Half of Waterton Lake is in Canada and the other half in U.S. and the boat crosses the international boundary markers along the shore and there is a tree cut line as well. In Goat Haunt there is a Peace Park Pavilion with exhibits displaying the history of this first ever Int'l Peace Park and the meanings of peace in the world. This Peace Park was inspired by local people back in 1931 to commemorate friendship between the U.S. and Canada. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as a Biosphere Reserve. If you are in Glacier National Park, it is worth the drive, even if it is just for the day. I wish I would have had another day here though to do a hike or two. Waterton Village is delightful and take a peek into the historic Prince of Wales Hotel that overlooks the boat dock. Be careful on the road leading to the Chief Mountain Port of Entry as there are many cows hanging out and they do get onto the road at times.

6  Thank vagabondginger
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