Last weekend I went to Waterton, in the Southern part of Alberta, on the border with Montana. In fact, you can take a trip in the historic M.V. International and cruise along the shoreline of beautiful Upper Waterton Lake and cross the International border to Goat Haunt, Montana. Whenever I have been to Waterton, I have always found amazing scenery and also abundant wildlife, from bears, to moose to deer and bighorn sheep, whatever the season of the year I visit. This time was no exception, but I almost got too close to one young black bear, who walked straight out of the roadside grass in front of my vehicle on the Red Rock parkway!
Both the bear and I looked at each other in surprise for a few seconds, before the bear, sensibly, went off into the tall grass on the other side of the road. A few days later I was on the same stretch of road, and got some pictures of another young black bear walking along, taking time to eat the roadside flowers and totally unaware of the all the cars on the road, waiting to get by, or close to take a picture!
Another favorite drive of mine in Waterton, the Akamina Parkway to Cameron Lake, was very badly damaged in the extreme weather that caused the floods in Southern Alberta last June. If you check out this link you can see that the road was completely washed away in some places - that was some rain!
I’ll be heading back to Waterton in the Fall, but for now, here are some images from the trip.