Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Waterton Lakes, 2002

I've been fascinated by maps since childhood. One day, I came across a map showing Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, straddling the border of Alberta and Montana. The name alone inspired me; it seemed somewhat grand and majestic, a place of importance hidden away in a forgotten corner of North America - or at least so it seemed at the time. 
I didn't get the opportunity to visit until 2002, and then only the Canadian half, Waterton Lakes National Park. I'm not a great photographer, but as I hiked through the park I did snap a few shots that serve as a poor window into the area's beauty.
Waterton-Glacier is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it's easy to see why once you visit. I hope to return again one day soon - and next time, I'll hop over the border to visit Glacier.


Stephen Fitzpatrick said...

I've only dipped into Waterton, but I've been through Glacier a couple of times; Going-to-the-Sun road is an engineering marvel and one of my favourite scenic drives.

Liam J. said...

I lived for four years in Lethbridge, and I never made it down to Waterton. Not a regret, exactly, but a proximity I'd take advantage of if I were down there now, for sure.