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WATERTON, ALBERTA

Waterton Lakes National Park: Festival Weeks

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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
From bear grass and rare orchids to migrating birds and bugling elk nature is on full display at the annual Waterton Wildflower and Wildlife Festivals. Spectacular Waterton Lakes National Park spans diverse habitats from prairies to forests and mountains; it is home to an amazing variety of wildflowers — 50 of Canada’s rarest species — and an impressive array of wildlife! There is no better way to experience this UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Highlights

• Explore and experience the fascinating and unique natural history and diverse ecosystems of a landscape “where the prairies meet the mountains.”
• Meet and learn from scientists, naturalists, photographers and artists, all experts in their fields and passionate about this “the ‘Crown of the Continent.”
• Discover how the unusually diverse physical, biological and cultural resources found in this World Heritage Site are being protected.

Program Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Walking up to three miles per day over uneven terrain; elevations of 3,000-5,500 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Independent arrival Calgary, Alberta, transfer to Waterton Lakes National Park, 5 nights; transfer to Calgary, independent departure.

Date Notes
6/19/2016
Over the summer solstice at the crown of the continent, participate in the Waterton Wildflower Festival. A potpourri of workshops and field studies will engage outdoor enthusiasts in the Wildflower Capital of Canada.9/22/2016
Immerse yourself in one of North America`s most spectacular National Parks during the Waterton Wildlife Weekend. Participate in hikes, talks or workshops with naturalists to learn about the wildlife in Waterton Lakes National Park.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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