Red Rock Canyon in Waterton

Red Rock Canyon

We were in Waterton National Park with Louise's brother Rob's family for a couple of days of touristy fun. We went for an easy hike along the Red Rock Canyon towards Blakiston falls, and then had some fun playing in the very shallow creek inside the canyon itself. The creek was just a trickle and actually disappeared under ground in many places. This allowed us to have lots of fun walking up the canyon to see some areas that would not normally be accessible. It was a hot day and we had lots of fun playing in the canyon.

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Hiking in Waterton Lakes National Park

Lower Bertha Falls Trail

We went for a short hike from the Waterton Townsite up to Lower Bertha falls. It was a steady incline up for the first half of the hike up to a scenic lookout that offered great views of Waterton Lake in both directions. After that it was a relatively easy grade up to the falls. Although black bears were reported in the area we didn't seem any and we had a great hike up to the falls. We stopped for a picnic lunch and some photo opps at the falls and then we made our way back to … Continue Reading ››

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

Louise's brother Rob and his family came for a visit and we all went on a tour of southern Alberta together. Although the highlight of the trip was a visit to Waterton National Park, the first stop was at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. This is a very impressive museum (and a Unesco World Heritage Site) that is way off the beaten path in the middle of a massive expanse of rural farmland. We really enjoyed the tour of the museum but also took advantage of the opportunity to walk around outside to see the actual Buffalo jump area too. It was a … Continue Reading ››