Watertown Lakes National Park
Waterton Lakes National Park
From Glacier National Park, we drove an hour and a half to Waterton Lakes National Park, which required us crossing the border into Canada. The kids were thrilled to cross the international border.
We arrived in Waterton Lakes, and hit the visitor center, realizing that the Catholic Church, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, literally right next door was holding Mass just thirty minutes later. We attended a beautiful Mass together (the kids were hilarious asking us if there was anything different we needed to do at Mass since we were in a different country) before checking into our campground seated right on the edge of Lower Waterton Lake. What a spot!
With the kids’ legs still sore from our long hike the day before, we opted for a bike ride to explore the park, and rode through town (the sweetest little resort town), and along the lake. We also visited the Prince of Wales Hotel, an old historic hotel perched on a hill overlooking the lake. The views from there were absolutely BREATHTAKING.
After checking out the town on our way down, we opted to spend some time at the Lake that afternoon. The kids had a blast playing there, and it gave us all a chance to catch our breath. What a gorgeous place!
Onward to Calgary!