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Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

The Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is the union of the Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada and the Glacier National Park in the United States. Both parks are declared Biosphere Reserves by UNESCO and their union as a World Heritage Site.

Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
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Landsat 7 image of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
Location Alberta, Canada and Montana, United States
Coordinates 49°00′00″N 113°55′00″W / 49.00000°N 113.91667°W / 49.00000; -113.91667Coordinates: 49°00′00″N 113°55′00″W / 49.00000°N 113.91667°W / 49.00000; -113.91667
Formed June 18, 1932
Governing body Parks Canada, U.S. National Park Service
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is located in North America
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
Location of Waterton Glacier International Peace Park in North America
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Includes
Criteria Natural: (vii), (ix)
Reference 354rev
Inscription 1995 (19th Session)
Area 457,614 ha (1,766.86 sq mi)

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HistoryEdit

The union of the parks was achieved through the efforts of Rotary International members from Alberta and Montana, on June 18, 1932. The dedication address was given by Sir Charles Arthur Mander, 2nd Baronet.

The two parks are administered separately and have separate entrance fees.

In 2007, the International Dark-Sky Association named Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park the International Dark-Sky Park.[1]

 
The park's sign at the Chief Mountain border crossing

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