Sunday, July 24, 2016

Alberta Visitor Center, 7/22/2016

It was overcast on Friday so we did not go to Glacier National Park. Instead we drove to West Glacier Village to check out the shops and Alberta Visitor Center there. There are also a hotel, several restaurants, and a post office at West Glacier.

The Alberta Visitor Center has great exhibits and loads of information about travel to this Canadian province north of Montana. Alberta's Waterton Lakes National Park and the the US Glacier National Park form the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. If you travel to Waterton, you must have a valid passport to cross the border into Canada. If you have a dog with you in your vehicle, you must present your pet's rabies vaccination certificate

We enjoyed the exhibits and learning more about the parks and other points of interest in Alberta. In the lobby is a huge model of a Tyrannosaurus Rex...a tribute to the Royal Tyrell Museum of Paleontology in Drumheller, AB (6 hours north of West Glacier, MT). It is the only museum in the world to showcase three T-Rex skeletons. 

There are multiple rooms with displays and fun facts about Alberta.

Information about the Waterton-Glacier International Park as well as the other National and Provincial Parks is also available.

We will not be visiting Canada during this visit, but will definitely consider for the future. Feel free to just walk into this place and pick up brochures of interest. Also, the folks here will help you plan a trip to Canada, including making reservations for your stay. For additional information, check it out online.

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