Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

Waterton Lakes National Park presents anniversary gift to Glacier National Park

Journée de la science et de l'histoire / Science and History Day Waterton Lakes NP superintendent Dave McDonough presents a gift to his Glacier NP counterpart Chas Cartwright  
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As the Canadian part of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park World Heritage Site, Waterton Lakes National Park marked Glacier National Park's centennial by making a special presentation to our most significant, enduring partner.

Dave McDonough, Waterton Lakes National Park superintendent, presented a painting to Chas Cartwright, his counterpart at the US national park, at this year's annual Waterton-Glacier Science and History Day (August 10).

The painting of Mount Vimy and Blakiston Creek in Waterton was created by local artist Brent Laycock, the designer of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park logo.

Waterton Lakes National Park and Glacier National Park have a special relationship as the world’s first International Peace Park, created in 1932, and have undertaken many joint initiatives since. The Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park became a World Heritage Site in 1995. 

The Waterton-Glacier Science and History Day, attended by the public and staff from both parks, highlights the latest results from scientists and historians carrying out research in the International Peace Park.