Post 16: Waterton Lakes International Peace Park in Alberta, Canada
I'm not forgetting about my part 2 of Glacier to post, but for now, I'll post about my side trip to Waterton Lakes National Peace Park in Canada. Waterton Lakes is the Canadian side of Glacier. It's a much smaller park, but almost just as beautiful as Glacier.
First stop was the town of Waterton. Neat little town with nice views of Waterton Lake. The US/Canada border crosses the lake, and the south side of the lake is in the United States.
On the backside of town, there are some pretty neat falls. I never noticed the falls the last 3 times I've been here. I discovered it while I was trying to find the road to Cameron Lake.
I finally found the road to Cameron Lake. It was actually pretty well marked--when you are coming from the other direction. Cameron Lake also lies on the US/Canada border. Last time I was here, the lake was frozen over and there was an avalanche on the US side. This time, however, the lake was busy with boaters and tourists.
Next I headed over to Red Rock Canyon. It's a great drive with lots of twists, nice scenery, and a good chance to see some wildlife.
After spending the day in Waterton, I headed back to Glacier. Just south of the Chief Mountain boarder crossing, I stopped to take some pictures of the setting sun.
I thought the shadows being cast by the clouds were pretty cool, and not something I've ever seen before:
And took a picture of the setting sun over Glacier: