Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Waterton Glacier International Peace Park, Canada and the U.S.A.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2741

This park is located along the border between the Province of Alberta, Canada, and Montana in the U.S., and it has a core protection area of 4,576 km2. The park, which was formed by the union of Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada and Glacier National Park in the United States in 1932, is a predecessor of successful modern international cooperation in nature conservation and a classic example of the concept that ‘interests transcend borders’. The natural scenery also provides a sanctuary for rich flora and a variety of mammals. Its grasslands, forests, high mountains and glaciers are especially attractive.

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