Waterton National Park

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Waterton, Alberta. Part of the International Peace Park, along with Glacier in Montana.

One of my favorite places in the world. You might recognize a similar shot as the header for my blog!

I’m counting down the days until I am here again. The first thing I will do will be the Bear’s Hump hike to take in the view of the town of Waterton and the surrounding mountains. Everyone must try this hike – it doesn’t take long at all, and the view at the top is breathtaking!

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10 thoughts on “Waterton National Park

        1. I’ve been on several there that have all been beautiful. Try Bear’s Hump first – it’s quite short (but steep). It gives you a spectacular view of the townsite.

          I also really enjoyed Forum Lake and Wall Lake hikes (my old blog has a write up about them http://wistfullywandering.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/a-hike-across-two-provinces/).

          The best hike, in my opinion (and of many locals) is Carthew-Alderson (http://wistfullywandering.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/hike-1-this-summer-carthew-alderson-waterton-alberta/). This hike takes probably 6-8 hrs for the average person, though.

          I also really enjoyed Crypt Lake – it’s for a hiker that enjoys a challenge, and is also probably at least double the amount of time you are looking for (http://wistfullywandering.wordpress.com/2011/08/20/get-outta-my-way/).

          Hope you enjoy your time in Waterton. Can’t wait to hear about it!

          1. Thanks for the tips! I guess I’m more used to Jasper where there are lots of short hikes that loop back to where you started. Waterton looks a lot different, but it sounds like some of those long ones are worth it!

            1. It’s quite different. Both gorgeous! I would also recommend going to the tourist information building to ask about shorter hikes. Hope you have a wonderful time!

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