We didn't stray too far from home on our little holiday.
We went to Waterton Lakes National Park.
It is only just over an hour away from our home
and we love to visit there at least a few times a year.
One of the first places most people stop is the Visitors Center
(See the little building at the start?)
which is at the base of Bear's Hump.
You can do a little hike up the mountain to get a fabulous view of the park.
Yup, it's a short little hike but don't let it fool you -
it is one of the steepest hikes I have ever done.
Another favorite stop is the Prince of Wales Hotel which was built in 1927.
I hope to spend a night or two there sometime in the future.
It also gives you a beautiful view of the park
and if you don't do the Bears Hump Hike
this is the next best thing as it overlooks Waterton Lake.
I think this park is super special because it is an
International Peace Park and borders Glacier National Park in Montana.
The two parks together make up what is known as
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.
And not only is Waterton Park a peace park,
it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site
and a Biosphere Reserve.
One thing you can almost always count on in the park is wind.
However, we were so fortunate that on this trip it was super calm.
It's not very often I get to see mist rising up off the lake.
These are some of the views from our campsite.
Another unique thing about the park is that there are no foothills,
it goes from prairie straight to mountain.
It is a fabulous sight as you drive towards the mountains!
If you ever have a chance I would highly recommend
visiting the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.
~Finding the amazing in the simple~
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