World Heritage Site: Waterton Glacier International Peace Park

1932, Waterton national parks was combined with Glacier National Park which runs through Montana, United States forming the International Peace Park.


Located in the far south west of the province of Alberta, running along the eastern slopes of the continental divide and at the western margin of the canadian great plains. Waterton Park includes prairie, lakes and mountains and is centered within a long, narrow (glacier trough) lake. As some may notice the sudden shift in transition from prairie to mountain landscape in seconds from the intervening foothills. Here is an intersting fact; the mountain valleys and rock basins were shaped by glacial erosion with a distinctive climate, physiographic setting, mountain-prairie interface, and tri-ocean hydrographical divide.

Both Parks, Waterton National Park and Glacier National Park designated by their respective nations because of their superlative mountain scenery with their high topographic relief, glacial landorms, and abundant diversity of wildlife and wildflowers.