Photo: Sunset in Kananaskis

Kananaskis, Alberta -watching the sunset from my tent. The view was alright…

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Photograph – Waterton, Alberta

Welcome to Waterton, Alberta. A much looked over national park. It’s attached to the US version, Glacier National Park, and together their efforts create the only international peace park (ie. national park joined by an undefended border).

It’s gorgeous, whether you prefer touring in Canada or the USA. I love both. Don’t make me  pick!

Waterton – wild flowers, black bears and cougars crawling all over you (not literally), amazing hikes, glasslands meets Rocky Mountains in a surprisingly diverse ecosystem for a park the size of a postage stamp.

Glacier – pure Rocky Mountain wilderness with extensive rugged back-country, roads only give you a small sample size of it’s vast protected space that covers both sides of the continental divide.

Look at a map of both – there is a missing 3rd in the flathead that is the west side of the continental divide in BC – the logical missing piece of the puzzle that is not only NOT protected, but OPEN to logging and development – see! Dumb.

*thanks S.