A quiet morning by the shoreline near the Waterton National Parks Town Campsite. Spent 3 summers with our motorhome in this fantastic place, never getting tired of the beauty and peacefulness of the place.
On May 30, 1895, a 140 sq. km (54 sq. miles) area was protected by the federal government of Canada as a Dominion Forest Park. Its status, boundary and name have varied over the years, and it is now known as Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada. Waterton was Canada's 4th national park and is the smallest in the Canadian Rockies 505 sq.km (195 sq. miles).
UNESCO designated Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park as a World Heritage Site on December 6th, 1995.
A World Heritage Site is a place (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building or city) of special cultural or physical significance to the world.
To be listed, sites must be of universal value and meet at least one out of ten selection criteria. The protection, management, authenticity and integrity of the sites are also an important consideration.
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park has a distinctive climate, physiographic setting, mountain-prairie interface and tri-ocean hydrographical divide. It is an area of significant scenic values with abundant and diverse flora and fauna.
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