Every tourist destination has its attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular location to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” However, you may find more about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, “Walking Tours” of many of these destinations may be available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
Glacier National Park, in northwestern Montana, is now officially known as Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. In an unprecedented and impressive show of friendship, Canada and the United States have cooperated by merging two separate national parks, which abut along their mutual border, into a single “peace” park. Only two civilized countries with a long tradition of friendly relations could even conceive of such a marriage. This international peace park is a true win-win for both nations. A visit to Glacier and/or Waterton should include at least the following:
1. Mountain lakes like Waterton in Canada and St Mary’s in the US are intensely photogenic.
2. The lodge at Waterton Lakes is the very famous Prince of Wales Inn.
There are numerous waterfalls which trickle down the mountains from glacier melt.
4. Wildlife is plentiful in the two (2) parks as well.