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WATERTON, ALBERTA

Waterton Lakes National Park: Festival Weeks

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Program #13770RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Program travels from grassland elevations of 3,000 feet to mountain elevations of up to 5,500 feet.

Itinerary for Jun 22 — Jun 27, 2014

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Type: Motel

Description: Located within the Waterton town site, the Bear Mountain Motel offers easy walking access to the marina, restaurants, shops, beach paths and scenic attractions. The property is a 60's style motel with drive-up parking and the rooms are small by today's standards. Patio chairs outside the door. Marvelous landscape surrounds the motel and the lake is just across the street.

Contact info:
208 Mountain View Road
Waterton Lakes National Park
Waterton, AB T0K 2M0 Canada
phone: 403-859-2366
web: www.bearmountainmotel.com

Room amenities: Simple, clean, affordable rooms with the basic amenities and really good beds. All rooms on ground floor. There are no phones in the rooms. Waterton does have cell phone service and a pay phone is located on the property. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. but if you arrive early, check with the motel as you may be able to get into your room right away.

Facility amenities: The Waterton community is serviced with High Speed Internet. It is not very high speed and service can be spotty but, it is free for our guests! Lots of free parking.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Contact hotel directly.
Pre-and post-program stays based on availability - please contact hotel for advance reservations prior to arrival. Bear Mountain Motel - 403-859-2366

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 22 - Arrival and Check-In/Welcome Dinner/Orientation/W...
Note: There is no additional charge for the workshops. RS participants are given advance selection prior to general schedule publication and may select as many workshops as desired during the scheduled program time frame. By signing up in advance, participants will be given first choice of program selection; later selection will be based on program availability). The Festival Schedule is included in this package. DO NOT REGISTER ON-LINE. SEND WORKSHOP SELECTIONS BY EMAIL TO: hollyfausett@gmail.com

Arrive To: Arrivals to Waterton in the afternoon; check-in after 3:00 p.m. For those taking the shuttle from Calgary, the shuttle will arrive approximately 5:30 p.m. Group will meet in the lobby to walk to dinner.



Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: Welcome dinner at a restaurant in Waterton.

Evening: We will take a leisurely walk around the Waterton townsite to orient participants. The Waterton Wildflower Festival celebrates Waterton unique abundance of wildflowers. From prairie to alpine meadows, from lilies and orchids to roses, enjoy Waterton's spectacular scenery and learn about its vast array of plants. Visit www.WatertonWildflowers.com for more information This is the time to sign up for any additional workshops (based on availability).

Lodging: Bear Mountain Motel

Meals Included: Dinner

Type: Motel

Description: Located within the Waterton town site, the Bear Mountain Motel offers easy walking access to the marina, restaurants, shops, beach paths and scenic attractions. The property is a 60's style motel with drive-up parking and the rooms are small by today's standards. Patio chairs outside the door. Marvelous landscape surrounds the motel and the lake is just across the street.

Contact info:
208 Mountain View Road
Waterton Lakes National Park
Waterton, AB T0K 2M0 Canada
phone: 403-859-2366
web: www.bearmountainmotel.com

Room amenities: Simple, clean, affordable rooms with the basic amenities and really good beds. All rooms on ground floor. There are no phones in the rooms. Waterton does have cell phone service and a pay phone is located on the property. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. but if you arrive early, check with the motel as you may be able to get into your room right away.

Facility amenities: The Waterton community is serviced with High Speed Internet. It is not very high speed and service can be spotty but, it is free for our guests! Lots of free parking.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Contact hotel directly.
Pre-and post-program stays based on availability - please contact hotel for advance reservations prior to arrival. Bear Mountain Motel - 403-859-2366

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 23 - Wildflower Courses/Free Evening
Breakfast: We will be serving a continental breakfast at the motel to enable participants to make early class start times. Please complete the included form so that we may provide your preferred breakfast items.

Morning: Select from a range of festival courses and outings to meet your personal interest. Check the website at www.waterton wildflowers.com for a complete listing of courses that include: plant identification, guided field identification walks, close-up photography, wildflower and landscape photography, wildflower art, prairie flowers, orchids, mountain flowers, and more!

Lunch: At a restaurant in Waterton.

Afternoon: You choose from the Festival program - learn about wildflower identification or broader plant communities. Free time optional.

Dinner: At a restaurant in Waterton

Evening: Relax, take in an evening presentation or explore Waterton and Waterton Lakes National Park. The town of Waterton is located in the heart of Waterton Lakes National Park, an unspoiled gem tucked away in the southern corner of Alberta along the Canada-U.S.A. border. The Canadian side of the park actually combines with Montana's Glacier National Park, creating an international peace park. Some of the parks most visited sites include Cameron Falls and Red Rock Canyon, with both serving as compelling backdrops for wildlife viewing, nature photography and hiking.

Lodging: Bear Mountain Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Located within the Waterton town site, the Bear Mountain Motel offers easy walking access to the marina, restaurants, shops, beach paths and scenic attractions. The property is a 60's style motel with drive-up parking and the rooms are small by today's standards. Patio chairs outside the door. Marvelous landscape surrounds the motel and the lake is just across the street.

Contact info:
208 Mountain View Road
Waterton Lakes National Park
Waterton, AB T0K 2M0 Canada
phone: 403-859-2366
web: www.bearmountainmotel.com

Room amenities: Simple, clean, affordable rooms with the basic amenities and really good beds. All rooms on ground floor. There are no phones in the rooms. Waterton does have cell phone service and a pay phone is located on the property. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. but if you arrive early, check with the motel as you may be able to get into your room right away.

Facility amenities: The Waterton community is serviced with High Speed Internet. It is not very high speed and service can be spotty but, it is free for our guests! Lots of free parking.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Contact hotel directly.
Pre-and post-program stays based on availability - please contact hotel for advance reservations prior to arrival. Bear Mountain Motel - 403-859-2366

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 24 - Wildflower Courses/Evening Group Activity
Breakfast: Continental breakfast at the motel.

Morning: Select the activities of your preference from www.watertonwildflowers.com Learn about the historic use of the local plants and flowers or about the abundance of flowers growing on the prairie landscape. Free time optional.

Lunch: "Lunch with Lyndon Penner". Enjoy a group lunch and presentation at a restaurant in Waterton.

Afternoon: Select the activity of your preference from www.WatertonWildflowers.com Explore the flowers & landscape from horseback or spend the afternoon with an expert photographer. Free time optional.

Dinner: At a restaurant in Waterton.

Evening: The group will take part in one of the Wildflower Festival activities.

Lodging: Bear Mountain Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Located within the Waterton town site, the Bear Mountain Motel offers easy walking access to the marina, restaurants, shops, beach paths and scenic attractions. The property is a 60's style motel with drive-up parking and the rooms are small by today's standards. Patio chairs outside the door. Marvelous landscape surrounds the motel and the lake is just across the street.

Contact info:
208 Mountain View Road
Waterton Lakes National Park
Waterton, AB T0K 2M0 Canada
phone: 403-859-2366
web: www.bearmountainmotel.com

Room amenities: Simple, clean, affordable rooms with the basic amenities and really good beds. All rooms on ground floor. There are no phones in the rooms. Waterton does have cell phone service and a pay phone is located on the property. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. but if you arrive early, check with the motel as you may be able to get into your room right away.

Facility amenities: The Waterton community is serviced with High Speed Internet. It is not very high speed and service can be spotty but, it is free for our guests! Lots of free parking.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Contact hotel directly.
Pre-and post-program stays based on availability - please contact hotel for advance reservations prior to arrival. Bear Mountain Motel - 403-859-2366

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 25 - Wildflower Course/Free Evening
Breakfast: Continental breakfast at the motel.

Morning: Select the activity of your preference from www.WatertonWildflowers.com

Lunch: At a restaurant in Waterton.

Afternoon: Select the activity of your preference from www.WatertonWildflowers.com Learn the stories and lore of the wildflowers or investigate those flowers that are easily accessible. Free time optional.

Dinner: At a restaurant in Waterton.

Evening: Attend an evening slide show or enjoy some of the local entertainment.

Lodging: Bear Mountain Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Located within the Waterton town site, the Bear Mountain Motel offers easy walking access to the marina, restaurants, shops, beach paths and scenic attractions. The property is a 60's style motel with drive-up parking and the rooms are small by today's standards. Patio chairs outside the door. Marvelous landscape surrounds the motel and the lake is just across the street.

Contact info:
208 Mountain View Road
Waterton Lakes National Park
Waterton, AB T0K 2M0 Canada
phone: 403-859-2366
web: www.bearmountainmotel.com

Room amenities: Simple, clean, affordable rooms with the basic amenities and really good beds. All rooms on ground floor. There are no phones in the rooms. Waterton does have cell phone service and a pay phone is located on the property. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. but if you arrive early, check with the motel as you may be able to get into your room right away.

Facility amenities: The Waterton community is serviced with High Speed Internet. It is not very high speed and service can be spotty but, it is free for our guests! Lots of free parking.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Contact hotel directly.
Pre-and post-program stays based on availability - please contact hotel for advance reservations prior to arrival. Bear Mountain Motel - 403-859-2366

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, June 26 - Wildflower Courses/Farewell Dinner and Evening Ac...
Breakfast: Continental breakfast at the motel.

Morning: Select the activity of your preference from www.watertonwildflowers.com Enjoy the shoreline wildflowers and landscape while travelling the length of Waterton Lake or bring your sketch pad and head out with a local artist to sketch the local flora. Free time optional.

Lunch: At a restaurant in Waterton.

Afternoon: Select the activity of your preference from www.watertonwildflowers.com Enjoy a country stroll and tea or perfect your wildflower photography. Free time optional.

Dinner: Farewell dinner in Waterton.

Evening: On our last night together we will attend a presentation by renowned artist Maureen Enns: "Wildlife in Wildscapes".

Lodging: Bear Mountain Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, June 27 - Program Concludes/Shuttle Departs for Calgary
Breakfast: The group will enjoy breakfast at the Prince of Wales Hotel followed by an interpretive presentation.

Morning: For those taking the shuttle back to Calgary it will depart Waterton approximately 8:00 a.m. to arrive in Calgary around 12:00 noon. Do not schedule flights or other onward travel before 2:00 p.m. For those travelling independently, check-out is 11:00 a.m.



This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys.

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