Canada Welcomes Us
Trip Start May 29, 2009
114Trip End Oct 03, 2009
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Where I stayed
Waterton Lakes Townsite Campground
We arrived at the park and bought an annual pass for all of the Canadian National Parks. We plan on visiting a least nine of them this summer. After setting up our campsite, and watching the prairie dogs scurry around the RV park, we had the entire afternoon to go and do. We started at the information/visitor center.
One of the highlight activities in the park is the Waterton Inter-Nation Shoreline Cruise. Even though the weather was chilly with off and on showers, we caught the 1:00 boat for the 2 ½ hour cruise across the border back into US Glacier National Park to a ranger station called Goat Haunt
Following the cruise, we visited the famous Prince of Wales Hotel. From the outside, Jane thought it looked like a gingerbread house. The lobby is four stories high, warm and comfortable, similar in style to the exterior and surrounded by a gift shop, restaurant, and bar. By the windows overlooking the lake, you could stop in for high tea.
We walked Waterton Park (the town) looking at the shops and restaurant menus. The deer were all over, including in front lawns. Even though the town is situated inside the park, it is run independently. Shops and restaurants are owner operated and those few brave souls that live there year round own their own homes.