|Pass Creek Picnic Shelter, Waterton Lakes National Park|
At Pass Creek picnic shelter, I meet Parks Canada Interpreter Anna. While she gets ready for her afternoon program, she gives me the scoop on what trails are open after the Kenow Fire. Linnet Lake, Prince of Wales Hill, and Lakeshore Trail are good, short trails to do near town. Kootenai Brown, Red Rock Canyon Road to Bellevue Trail, and Wishbone Trail are other great options. Anna also suggests having a winter picnic in one of the cook shelters or winter camping at Pass Creek (visit Parks Canada for details). Armed with info, I am ready to hit the trails.
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|One of the Waterton locals|
|Prince of Wales Hotel, Waterton|
After a hearty steak sandwich at Vimy’s Lounge in Waterton Lakes Lodge Resort, I head to Maskinonge Lookout then Wishbone Trail off Chief Mountain Highway. Mount Vimy dominates the southward view and elk prints criss cross the trail. It’s a pleasant, easy trail that would be fun on a fatbike too!
|Creek on Wishbone Trail, Waterton|
Waterton Lakes National Park is located 3 hours southwest of Calgary and 1.5 hours southwest of Lethbridge. For a more scenic drive from Calgary, take the Cowboy Trail!
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