Waterton Lakes National Park, my home away from home
They say the home is where the heart is, so my home must be in Waterton Lakes National Park. It is not just the scenery. It is all the animals that live there that make it so special. I have been going to Waterton for years, enjoying parts of the park that are easy to reach and many that are more difficult. I am in the park in all seasons and all weather.
Our Plains Bison are back. Since the Kenow fire the Bison Paddock has been empty. I spent part of an afternoon with the new residents October 25, 2021. You can read about it on the blog, here
My favorite times of the year are in the fall and spring. Winter is also a special time but a little more challenging to get out into the back country with the winds and the snow. But amazing pictures are sure to be had should you manage to get out.
Waterton Lakes National Park – Days Past
I have been fortunate to be able to enjoy the park in ways that today are not possible. Skiing and snowshoeing from Red Rock Canyon and spending the night at Snowshoe cabin. Exploring the back country before returning to Red Rock Canton and seeing the frozen river. Staying for many nights at Belly River campground when the campground was a hub of park activity.
Being able to stop at the gas station and store on the Native Timber Reserve to pick up some candy and cold pop after hiking or bike riding.
Stopping at the roadside water fountain to fill up water bottles before heading out hiking with some of the coldest and best tasting water in the world!
The park has changed a lot over the years. I still love going back there as often as possible and in all weather conditions. Taking pictures is my way of sharing my experiences.
The purchase of my art work is a way to take home some of my memories. It also helps to support my travels, many of them in Waterton.