From Calgary, we drove to the Dungarvan B&B via the #2 highway.
Nanton, a little town on the way, 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.
This past winter and spring, many areas where the Canadian Parks are situated, received more than double the normal accumulation of snow, and lots of rain in the early part of summer.
At the time of our visit, some trails were not reccomended by Parks Canada due to lingering snow accumulation on higher elevation with the possibility of avalanches (e.g., and Carthew-Alderson trails, Lineham Ridge).