Waterton Park, Bears Hump

A view at Waterton from Bears hump
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Waterton park or, by it's complete name, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is at the south border of Canada. The entrance of the park is by itself very impressive. After hundreds of square miles of prairie in Alberta you suddenly stumble upon steep mountains and lush vegetation. Close to the entrance lies Waterton town. An easy but steep climb starts there on what the Indians called "Bears hump". And to be honest, it does resemble the back of a bear.

I had to walk up the mountain alone, because my girlfriend had fallen ill. Luckily it was only a few hundred meters up and the view was breathtaking. The panorama shows a view of the nice town of Waterton. To the right you see the water leading to Goat Haunt Beach, which actually lies in the United States peace park. Only residents of the USA or Canada are allowed to hike there, but tourists from the boat are allowed to walk on the beach.
To the left you can see part of the endless prairies.


Alberta Prairie
Alberta Prairie

Bears Hump in the mist
Bears Hump in the mist

Black Bear that won't keep still
Black Bear that won't keep still
Squirrel that does know how to pose
Squirrel that does know how to pose

Typical sight in Waterton town
Typical sight in Waterton town

Park ranger / border patrol hut in USA
Park ranger / border patrol hut in USA