Daily Archives: July 3, 2011

Watertown National Park


We started out the day early leaving Lake Mary campground and heading up the scenic Chief Mountain highway to Watertown International Peace Park across the border. We stopped at the majestic Prince of Wales Hotel located on a hill top looking over Watertown Lake surrounded by Glacier Peaks all around.

After touring the lovely mountain town of Watertown we headed over the continental divide to Fort Steel.  Along the way we passed Franks slide where back in 1907 the whole side of a mountain collapsed and buried a mining community.

 We also stopped in Sparwood, BC to take pictures of the world’s largest dump truck. In this area strip mining for cool is big business. Most of the coal is shipped to Japan to make steel via rail.

We arrived at our campsite at Fort Steel in time to set up camp and marvel at the view of the Canadian Rockies.