Waterton Lakes National Park

A Virtual Field Trip

History

 

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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| Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park |

See also | Glacier National Park |

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