Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
|Waterton Glacier International Peace Park|
Landsat 7 image of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
|Location||Alberta, Canada and Montana, United States|
|Formed||June 18, 1932|
|Governing body||Parks Canada, U.S. National Park Service|
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Includes||Waterton Lakes National Park|
Glacier National Park
|Criteria||Natural: (vii), (ix)|
|Inscription||1995 (19th Session)|
|Area||457,614 ha (1,766.86 sq mi)|
The Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is the union of the Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada and the Glacier National Park in the United States. Both parks are declared Biosphere Reserves by UNESCO and their union as a World Heritage Site.
The union of the parks was achieved through the efforts of Rotary International members from Alberta and Montana, on June 18, 1932. The dedication address was given by Sir Charles Arthur Mander, 2nd Baronet.
The two parks are administered separately and have separate entrance fees.
The Chief Mountain Border Crossing, reached by Montana Highway 17 from the American side and by Alberta Highway 6 from the Canadian side, is the only road border crossing within the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. It is one of only two on the US-Canada border that are closed in winter (Poker Creek - Little Gold Creek Border Crossing is the other).
- Staff. "2017 - Summer Guide to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park" (PDF). nps.gov. National Park Service. p. 1. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
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- "Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada.
- "Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park World Heritage Site". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada.
- Boyer, David S. (June 1987). "Pride of Two Nations". National Geographic. Vol. 171 no. 6. pp. 796–823. ISSN 0027-9358. OCLC 643483454.
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