Friday, September 16, 2016

CANADA ~Waterton Lakes National Park-UNESCO

...New Canadian National Park ツ...a spectacular nature view with a hotel in a gorgeous setting overlooking Waterton's where the mountains meet the of the best places for observing bears...with nice stamps used...Thanks a lot Glenn 【ツ】→ (see his great postcard collection here !)
© Government Alberta

Waterton Lakes National Park is a national park  located in the southwest corner of Alberta, and borders Glacier National Park in Montana, US.

Waterton was Canada's fourth national park and is the smallest in the Canadian Rockies, established in 1895 and named after Waterton Lake, in turn after the Victorian naturalist and conservationist Charles Waterton. The park contains of ± 125 acres of rugged mountains and wilderness with a blend of unusual geology, mild climate, rare wild flowers, and an abundance of wildlife. It is a scene which has remained unchanged for centuries.

Waterton Lakes National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, an International Peace Park (created in 1932 as a symbol of goodwill between the two countries), and a Biosphere Reserve.
The only park in the world that has these three designations!

The Prince of Wales Hotel was constructed between 1926 and 1927, the hotel was built by the American Great Northern Railway to lure American tourists north of the border during the prohibition era. The hotel was named after the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII), in a transparent attempt to entice him to stay in the hotel on his 1927 Canadian tour, but the Prince stayed at a nearby ranch instead.


2009 Preserving the Poles
(Issued 09-04-2009)

Animals - Peregrine Falcon
(Issued 19-12-2005)

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