After leaving Calgary via the #2 highway we followed the much more scenic highway #22 via highway #533 just out of Nanton.
Nanton has a very interesting little aviation museum: "NANTON LANCASTER SOCIETY AIR MUSEUM" .
Waterton Lakes National Park adjoins National Glacier National Park (USA) to the south and together they form Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.
For thousands of years this was primarily the territory of the Aboriginal tribes of the Kootnai and Blackfoot. Thomas Blakiston was the first European on record to explore the area back in 1858 and he named the lakes for Charles Waterton, an XVIII century English naturalist.
At the time of our visit, some trails were not reccomended by Parks Canada due to lingering snow accumulation on sections of some trails (e.g., Goat Lake and Carthew-Alderson trails).