Waterton Lakes National Park
"Majestic" is No Cliche in Waterton
A National Geographic Society survey found that Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and the surrounding region is one of North America’s “great unspoiled places.” The park enjoys two UNESCO designations: a World Heritage Site; and a Biosphere Reserve. It is also part of the world’s first International Peace Park, along with Glacier National Park in Montana. It is also the centerpiece of a "Crown of the Continent" project from the National Geographic’s Center for Sustainable Destinations.
Most of the 400,000 people who visit Waterton every year are drawn by the park's natural beauty. But more than that, this is Alberta’s national park...an uncrowded place that is authentic...a place where experiences are personal. There’s no multinational coffee shop on every corner, just a small village, deep blue lakes, abundant wildlife, mountains that vault right out of the prairie, and an exhaustive range of outdoor recreation for both hard-core adventurers and more passive pursuits.