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Waterton Lakes

World Heritage Site & International Peace Park

Set on the border with Montana in southern Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park sits southwest of Lethbridge. Neighboring Glacier National Park, the site encompasses the northern half of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park – a World Heritage Site.

Established in 1895 as national park, Waterton Lakes covers 505 square kilometres – and receives over 400,000 visitors a year. The park is known for its beautiful lakes, including Cameron Lake, Summit Lake, and Waterton Lake.

Waterton Lakes National Park offers an array of activity. Outdoor lovers can try hiking, climbing, biking, and fishing. Fans of nature enjoy bird watching and wildlife viewing – keep an eye out for bison – while those just passing through can start down a number of scenic drive tours.

Visitors of Waterton Lakes can anticipate some aquatic adventure as well. The park offers windsurfing, scuba diving, kayaking, and of course swimming. Winter visitors, look forward to ice-skating, snowshoeing, and ski-touring.