The day after Anikkas birthday we left Montana for a second stretch in Canada. After the initial 38 day venture in BC and Alberta we really fell in love with Canada and got back as soon as possible! This time we drove south around Glacier National Park through Black Feet Indian territory into Canada through Big Chief border crossing. Waterton Lakes National Park is a UNESCO World heritage site and has world class reasons why!

Here’s the drive…some was nice some was boring… Once we got into Canada the views were spectacular!!

Montana…

Blah…

Canada in sight!!

Some water feature…

An awesome mountain in glacier! But Canada border…

Yes!!!! Goal!!!

Border crossing…they were very nice!

Back into Canada eh!

Into the park…

So much yes!!!

Water! 

Pulling into Waterton Springs RV Park..about 15 minutes outside of Waterton Village.

Here we are in spot 43 for a week!

We have gone into Waterton Lakes at least 10 times but it is small with 100 people that live here year round. It is a seasonal village but beyond gorgeous. Hidden in the rocky mountains and vast lakes…

We went for a drive and bike ride to Cameron Waterfalls which is in the village..

We ate at Trappers Grill.

Pizza…

Happy girl!

We took in the views! Looking south toward glacier national park. The parks a connected…

There is one main road here so we’ve walked it 10 times…lots of shopping, ice cream, coffee, treats etc.

So majestic…

We had 2 pitchers at Zums Restaurant along the main strip…

Looking out at Middle Waterton Lakes.

The view out…
Part of the drive in to Waterton.

There’s a local bison paddock too!

Up close with Mike bison…

Crooked shot I know…here’s where the prairie meets the mountains…

We did a local well known hike called Bears Hump which is only 1 hour but vertical climb of 1000+ feet and quite challenging with a toddler. But we made it!

#worthit

It was SOOOOOO WINDY!

Currently obsessed with binoculars…

We made little friends…
Breathtaking views…

There is a 30 Min conservation site at the RV park so we walked it a few times…

Nice trail!

The RV park below…


And a playground…

The second time we walked it…


Finally this morning we went on a 2 1/4 hour boat ride and tour into Goat Haunt Montana along the Waterton Lakes. It was epic.

Here’s our Monday morning rush hour.

Epic

Cruising along.

On land…

Back in Montana for 30 Min on land.

Then back to Canada via boat.

The Prince of Wales Lodge is so unique and pretty, the way it sits at the top of a hill overlooking the townsite is beyond words.

All done with the boat tour…back to the town for a snack.

Some local waterpark action…

More sunning views…

Enjoying a beer while blogging at the Thirsty Bear Social House! Bye Waterton!