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Waterton Lakes Park
Part of International Peace Park
Book a Caravan Canadian Rockies Tour and your vacation includes a guided tour of Waterton Lakes National Park in Southern Alberta, Canada.
Nomadic indigenous tribes used to hunt, camp, and gather plants in this area long before it was designated as Waterton Lakes National Park. In the 1880s, Lt. Thomas Blakiston, who was scouting for a railway passage through the Rocky Mountains, named the three large lakes Waterton, after Charles Waterton, a British naturalist.
Waterton Lakes Park in Alberta, Canada is adjacent to Glacier National Park in Montana, USA. In 1932, the union of both parks represented to friendship and close alliance between Canada and the United States and created the Waterton Glacier International Peace Park, the world’s first peace park.
Surrounded by the magnificent Rocky Mountains, Upper Waterton Lake, Middle Waterton Lake, and a chain of smaller freshwater mountain lakes are the most unique features of Waterton Park.
In 1979, because over half of the plant species in Alberta are found in Waterton Lakes National Park, it became the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Then, in 1995, Waterton Glacier International Peace Park was identified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Waterton Park Lake Cruise on the MV International
Crafted from cedar planking and sturdy oak frames, the historical MV International Waterton Lake cruise boat was built in 1927. This passenger vessel is currently the oldest one operating in Canada and celebrated 90 years of service in 2017. The Waterton Lake MV International cruise ship can carry 126 passengers and has been maintained using the traditional techniques of shipbuilding for continued maintenance and repairs.
While on tour with Caravan Tours, the stunning mountain scenery and prolific wildlife will make your cruise on the MV International a photo opportunity like no other. Magnificent mountains, sparkling waterfalls, and amazing wildlife will surely keep your lenses twirling and your shutters chattering.
Town of Waterton
The Town of Waterton is modest, understated, and typical of a pristine Canadian mountain town. While rustic, Waterton has all the amenities to keep visitors comfortable and is surrounded by exceptional scenery. Over 400,000 people visit the town of Waterton each year, but it’s never crowded. The fine dining, first-rate shopping, and rural authenticity will put you at ease whether you visit for two hours or two weeks.
Polish up your wandering shoes and clean your camera lenses. Waterton Park will quickly become one of your favourite travel destinations; the kind you can’t wait to share with your friends.
About Caravan Tours
Caravan Tours started offering fully guided tours back in 1952. We are now a second generation, family owned tour operator that offers all inclusive, fully guided tours throughout Canada, the United States, and Central America. You won’t find a better, more affordable all inclusive tour company.
To learn more about our Caravan Canadian Rockies tour that includes guided tours of Waterton Park, Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper, please call our Caravan Tours office directly, **1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826)
Why Travel with Caravan?
Why Travel with Caravan?
Excellence Since 1952
You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.
Caravan's Proud History
In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.
Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.
In Costa Rica, Panama, and Guatemala, Caravan includes all meals. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. In Latin America, bottled water is provided free on the motorcoach and purified water is provided at the meals.
Enjoy complete sightseeing with more visits, extra features, and local guides.
Fully Guided by Tour Directors
All tours conducted from start to finish by professional tour directors, who are fluent in English, experienced, and fun.
Caravan includes all activities listed in the tour itinerary page. Caravan does not sell any optional activities which can add hundreds of dollars to your tour price. Your free time is scheduled in great settings where there is no need to buy additional expensive activities.
Caravan will not bring you to overpriced shops in exchange for payments. Caravan gives you ample opportunity and time for great shopping, and the freedom to choose where and when to shop.
Great Value, Book Early
Caravan’s strong buying power gives you great vacations at prices much lower than you can find anywhere. In a typical year, most of our tours sell out quickly. Book early for the date you prefer and the best air fare.
How does Caravan Tours sell these tours for such a low cost?
Caravan delivers volume to our suppliers, who in turn reward us with their very best prices. We in turn pass these savings on to you, and you reward us by buying our tours. As volume continues to rise, we then receive even better prices from our suppliers, and we pass even greater savings on to you. This year our tours are better than ever.
Trade Association Memberships
Caravan Tours is a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents), NTA (National Tour Association), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), and an allied member of ACTA (Alliance of Canadian Travel Agencies).