Waterton Lakes National Park
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Waterton Lakes has a rich and varied history. A campsite was discovered in Red Rock Canyon that dates back 8400 years and less conclusive finds, such as spearheads, date back 11,000 years. It is no wonder that it was named a World Heritage site. Waterton was named for a British naturalist Charles Waterton (1782-1865) by Thomas Blakiston in 1858.
The links below provide a wealth of information about the history of Waterton Lakes Provincial Park.
History of Waterton
Chronology of Waterton
Origin of Waterton Lakes National Park Name
Waterton Natural History Association
WNHA - Heritage Education Program
WNHA - Cemetery Project
World Heritage Sites
Canadian World Heritage Sites
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