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Your Guide to a Glacier National Park Road Trip; Johanna Read; Reader’s Digest

 

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Alberta home to six World Heritage Sites; Chris Zdeb; Mountain Review Today

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Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Alberta Canada; Dave Bouskill & Debra Corbeil; PlanetD

These are the most beautiful places to visit in Alberta to view its incredible scenery, have a great adventure and to relax and unwind.

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Did You Know About The World’s First Peace Park?; Rameshinder Singh Sandhu; Outlook India

Glacier National Park in the US and Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada join together to create one of the most spectacular cross-border regions you’ve seen…

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Exploring Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada’s Best-Kept Secret; Cindy Barks;  Travel Awaits

Billed as the spot where Canada’s rolling prairies meet its magnificent mountains, Waterton is a wonderland of craggy cliffs, sapphire-blue lakes, and roaring waterfalls.

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Alberta’s pink waterfall is so rare it has only been seen once; Jennifer Bain; Canada.com

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Alberta’s pink waterfall is so rare it has only been seen once in 2009…

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Fire in Waterton closes park, border crossing, threatens Prince of Wales; Thomas Plank; Missoulian

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Even as evacuation orders and warnings were lifted Tuesday for some western Montana fires, Canada’s fierce Kenow fire forced the closing of the Chief Mountain border crossing and threatened the historic Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton Lakes National Park.

The park that borders Montana’s Glacier National Park, remains closed “due to a significant public safety risk from severe wildfire conditions,” according to Parks Canada’s Kenow fire web page.

“A Goliath of a fire, with a wind that is just so, so fast,” Canadian lawmaker Pat Stier told CBC News on Tuesday.

Although the Waterton Lakes townsite appears intact, according to Parks Canada, a video widely shared on social media showed the park’s visitor center gutted by the fire.

The nearby Prince of Wales Hotel, completed in 1927, is the most famous building in the Park. Built by the Great Northern Railway, it was declared a Canadian National Historic Site in 1995.

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Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park: A UNESCO World Heritage Site In Canada; John Misachi; WorldAtlas

Canada – Waterton Glacier International Peace Park

The union of the Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada and the Glacier National Park in the United States is known as the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

The Union Of Two Parks

Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park comprises of Waterton Lakes National Park and Glacier National Park in Canada and the United States. The two parks have been declared by the UNESCO as Biosphere Reserve. The union of the parks is a World Heritage Sites. The union was achieved on June 18, 1932, through the process that was initiated by the Rotary International members from Alberta and Montana with the dedication address given by Sir Charles Arthur Mander who was the second Baronet. The two parks are managed separately and also have a separate entrance fee.

Spectacular Landscape And Unique Biodiversity

The Park was the first international peace park to be established in the world.

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4 Underrated Canadian National Parks To See This Summer; Flight Network

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Banff National Park is one of the most esteemed national parks in the world. However, with fame comes crowds, and hordes of fellow hikers, campers and selfie-takers can put a major damper on your summer park getaway.

As most adventurers are already aware, Parks Canada is offering free admission to all Canadian national parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas to celebrate the Great White North’s 150th anniversary. These four often overlooked national parks fall under most people’s travel radar, making them ideal places to adventure, discover wildlife and experience Canada’s unrivaled natural beauty this summer.

Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Lakes National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Alberta’s far southwest corner. Just a short 3-hour drive from Calgary, Waterton is littered with wildflowers and wildlife.

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11 Incredibly Scenic National Parks in Canada; Stefanie Waldek; Oyster.com

Canada – Waterton Glacier International Peace Park

Though there’s more than 3.8 million square miles of land in Canada, the majority of its citizens live near its southern border, which means there’s plenty of pristine nature. The country is home to 47 national parks and reserves, each with its own series of attractions that will lure all types of adventurers. Whether you’re looking to scale mountains, sail between islands, or explore rainforests (yes, Canada has them!), the Canadian national parks have something for you. Plus, as the country celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, admission fees have been waived for the entirety of 2017. Here, we take a look at 11 of the most scenic parks Canada has to offer.

1. Banff

Founded in 1885, this UNESCO World Heritage Site was the first established National Park of Canada and is the most-visited today, with nearly four million guests making the trek to Alberta last season.

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