While we were in Glacier we decided to make a day trip up to the Canadian side of the park called Waterton Lakes. Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada and Glacier National Park in Montana, USA joined together to become the first International Peace Park in 1932. The Peace Park commemorates the friendship between the two countries. I love this because my dad is from Nova Scotia and I have many friends and relatives from Canada.
Waterton Lakes was a 3 hour drive from where we were staying near West Glacier, so we left the RV at the park in Montana and stayed in a hotel up at Waterton for one night. This was so exciting because although I have been to Canada, I had never been to Alberta. And our kids thought it was really fun to go to another country for the day. Now Jake really wants to spend a summer exploring Canada, and so do I. What a beautiful country!
Our first stop at Waterton Lakes was Red Rock Canyon. This was a lot of fun for the kids to climb on the rocks and Jesse even found some rock slides.
I think it’s pretty obvious why they called this Red Rock Canyon!
Then we got settled at our hotel before venturing out to explore Waterton Village. The village is in the middle of the national park and it is so cute! There are several hotels to choose from. We stayed at Waterton Lakes Lodge because it had an indoor pool and hot tub which we enjoyed very much. You can walk to all the restaurants and shops in the area from any of the hotels. There were lots of deer everywhere!
Waterton Lake is gorgeous!
We ate dinner at a restaurant right next to the lake. While we waited for the food the kids enjoyed playing in their “yard” and on the chair swings.
I think I look a little tired in this picture. This family sure knows how to work hard and play hard!
The next day we hiked to Bertha Falls.
Some beautiful views of the lake and mountains from the hiking trail.
Then we toured the Prince of Wales Hotel which was stunning!
This is the lake view from the hotel.
I am so glad we made this little side trip from Glacier, but our time there was too short. Like I say about most places we go, that just means we have to go back again someday. Exploring more of Alberta is now on our ever-growing bucket list.