Day 11: Part I: Calgary to Montana

Today's Itinerary:  Part I will include the drive from Calgary south to Alberta Canada's Waterton Lakes National Park (which borders Glacier National Park in Montana) and then across the border to the town St. Mary, Montana.  Part II will include photos that evening in St. Mary and also inside the park.

We left Calgary early to beat the traffic.  Picked up coffee and breakfast sandwiches and headed for Canada Route 2 heading south.  Once out of the city we traveled through farm and ranch country for about three hours before reaching the entrance to Waterton Lakes National Park.  It is the small green area on the map above, just above the Canadian border and touching the much larger Glacier National Park in Montana.

We spent the rest of the morning and the early afternoon here.  The scenery was spectacular and the brown colored "black bear" with black cub was memorable.  Like a nature show on television, we saw a big horned sheep enter the bear's "space" causing the cub to climb a tree. 

That's Cameron Lake

Upper Waterton Lake

After leaving Waterton, we passed through customs and arrived at the lodge in St. Mary, Montana, just on the edge of Glacier National Park.

Chief Mountain, about 5 pm

St. Mary Lodge, about 6pm

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