Hiking in Waterton Lakes National Park - Canada

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The first National Park we visit in Canada is Waterton Lakes National Park. Years ago we were in Alaska where someone told us that we could have the greatest change of seeing a bear in Waterton Lakes National Park. Now years later we drive through the gates of Waterton Lakes National Park and it is a lovely park to visit. Waterton Lakes National Park borders Glacier National Park in the United States of America. We enter Waterton Lakes National Park on Labor Day.

We have about one and a half day in Waterton Lakes National Park and would like to walk a few walks. But on Labor Day it is very busy in Waterton Lakes National Park. We decided to use this afternoon to explore the National Park. We drive to the parking lot of Red Rock Canyon but we cannot park our car in the crowded parking lot. Along the way, there is a small traffic jam so we stop to see what's going on. We see a black bear quietly eating berries from a bush slightly higher up on the mountain. He ignores the commotion on the road and eats calmly.

We drive towards the parking lot of Cameron Lake and find a parking spot for our car. We walk along the waterfront and have a late lunch. On the map we got at the visitor center we look at the hiking trails in Waterton Lakes National Park. We expect that tomorrow most people have left and the long weekend for the Canadians is over. We decide to leave Waterton Lakes National Park for today and drive to the Buffalo Paddock to see some Buffalo up close.

The owners of the B & B tell us that most of the visitors in Waterton Lakes National Park left at the end of Labor Day and the park is deserted. We can use our full day in Waterton Lakes National Park, a quiet walk everywhere and parking everywhere. For us this was a relief, considering we both really looked forward to our visit in Waterton Lakes National Park. At the end of our walking day we see a black bear walking along the Shore of Waterton Lake. Eventually our visit to Waterton Lakes National Park was a great success.

At the visitor center of Waterton Lakes National Park is a lot of information available about the marked trails. There are so many marked hikes, but we only walked to Wall Lake and Red Rock Canyon. You can also contact the visitor information about bear activity along the hiking trails. Please note that Waterton Lakes National Park is bear territory.

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