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Waterton, Alberta — The Canadian Prairies
 

Waterton

 
 
Waterton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 17, 2010
1. Waterton Marker
Inscription.

ENGLISH INSCRIPTION

Welcome to Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada
National Parks protect the natural landscapes of Canada and also provide great places for outdoor adventures and connecting with nature.

As you enjoy the park today, thank local rancher F.W. Godsal for your experience. He initiated conservation efforts by sending a letter to Ottawa in 1893 recommending that the area be set aside as a protected reserve. Protected in 1895, Waterton is Canada’s 4th national park.

As part of Canada’s family of national parks, Waterton Lakes National Park represents the southern Rocky Mountains Natural Region – where ancient mountains rise abruptly from gentle prairie, and surround a spectacular chain of lakes. Shaped by wind, fire, and flooding, this landscape maintains a rich variety of plants and animals.

Waterton helps protect: Neighbouring places and people around the park also play an important role in sustaining this wildlife.

(Left Photo Caption)
“... Waterton
Cameron Falls image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 17, 2010
2. Cameron Falls
Close-up of image on marker
Lakes have been for years a common resort for the surrounding neighbourhood ... and there being but few such places in the country, I think they should be reserved for ever for the use of the public ...”

F.W. Godsal, September 12, 1893

(Lower Middle Photo Caption)
Cameron Falls cascades over ancient dolomitic rocks. The sediments which became these rocks were deposited over 1,500 million years ago, when only the simplest forms of life existed (e.g. bacteria and algae).


FRENCH INSCRIPTION

Bienvenue au parc national du Canada des Lacs–Waterton
Les parcs nationaux protègent les paysages naturels du Canada et sont des endroits formidables pour mener des activités de plein air et communier avec la nature.

Vous pouvez remercier l′èleveur F.W. Godsal de pouvoir profiter du parc aujour′hul. Il envoya une lettre à Ottawa en 1893 pour recommander que la région soit établie comme une réserve protég&ée. Wateron fut protégé en 1895 et devint le quatrième parc national du Canada.

Le parc national des Lacs–Waterton représente la région naturelle du sud des Roucheuses – là où d′anciennes montagnes se dressent soudainement dans la douce prairie, et ceinturent une chaîne de lacs spectaculaire. Façonné par le vent, le feu et les inondations, ce paysage abrite
View to North on Evergreen Avenue image. Click for full size.
Google Street View (©2015 Google), September 2012
3. View to North on Evergreen Avenue
Marker is on left (west) side of street next to pedestrian bridge
une riche diversité de plantes et d′animaux.

Waterton aide à protéger: Les endroits avoisinants et les gens autour du parc jouent aussi un rôimportant dans le maintien de cette faune.

(Photo de Gauche Légende)
«... Les lacs Waterton sont depluis des années un lieu de villégiature pour la région ... et il existe si peu d′endroits comme cela au pays que je crois qu′ils devraient être réserveés au public pour toujours ...»

F.W. Godsal, Le 12 septembre 1893

(Inférieure Légende de la Photo du Milieu)
Les chutes Cameron se déversent sur d′anciennes dolomies. Les sédiments qui formèrent ces roches furent déposés il y a plus de 1 500 million d′années, lorsque seules les formes de vie les plus simples existaient (p. ex. bactéries et algues).
 
Location. 49° 3.079′ N, 113° 54.974′ W. Marker is in Waterton, Alberta. Marker is on Evergreen Avenue south of Cameron Falls Drive, on the right when traveling south
Upper Waterton Lake and the Town of Waterton image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 18, 2010
4. Upper Waterton Lake and the Town of Waterton
View to south from Bears Hump
. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waterton, Alberta AB T0K 2M0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oil & Architecture (here, next to this marker); Western Canada's 1st Producing Oil Well (approx. 5.6 kilometers away); Dream Town (approx. 6.4 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  Waterton Lakes National Park. Official Parks Canada website. (Submitted on May 5, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
Cameron Falls image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 17, 2010
5. Cameron Falls
View to northwest from pedestrian bridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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