Find a Parks Canada 'Red Chair' and sit awhile to enjoy the lake views.
4. Break the supper rules with a sweet treat
Rounding out a perfect day in Waterton, I was ready to dig into a treat for supper at Waffleton. I savoured each bite of my Belgian waffle with its heart-stopping blanket of Nutella and bananas. There no supper rules when you’re on holiday, right? Relax and indulge yourself.
5. Gaze at the stars in Dark Sky Preserve
As the sky began to darken, we met up with Keith Robinson of Dark Sky Guides. I’m not sure what was more remarkable, the size of their telescopes or the passion the Robinson brothers have for Waterton. Keith lives in Waterton year-round and can’t wait to share his backyard with visitors.
Keith along with his brothers turned their passion into a mission, to work with Parks Canada to have Waterton recognized as an International Dark Sky Park. Now with Dark Sky status, they offer visitors a chance to explore somewhere new, the night sky above.
“We hope to foster a desire to connect with nature; to sit back and just appreciate everything around us,” Keith said. “We hope that people will realize and understand how relaxing and soothing it can be to just stop and look up.”
As my few days in Waterton came to an end, I was left with a deep sense of natural calm. It was equally matched with a strong desire to return. There’s something about the Canadian Rockies that draws you in and you just want to stay there in a state of Zen.