You know the sun sets every day. Lakes, they're not rare. Sky is not a limited resource. Neither are mountains. But somehow, out here in Montana and Alberta, the combination of these common things is uncommonly spectacular. Like you, your family and this vacation. The perfect combination of very common things.
1 Astonishing alpine scenery that just won't quit Pedal a scenic route with views of Lake McDonald, formed by retreating glaciers ten thousand years ago Cool off with a dip in the chilly lake—if you're feeling brave!
2 Travel along the famed Going-to-the-Sun Road: you'll hardly believe the views Plunging waterfalls, vast virgin woodland, snowcapped peaks and glacier-carved valleys greet you at every turn Hike through a shady forest of spruce and fir before descending into St. Mary Valley Can the stunning turquoise color of glacier-fed St. Mary Lake be for real?
3-4 Welcome to Canada! Adults pedal through ranchland and U-shaped valleys to spectacular Waterton Lakes National Park while kids are treated to a horseback ride What's your pleasure? Take a boat cruise across Waterton Lake and hike to Rainbow Falls or Kootenai Lake, explore the trails by foot or on horseback, browse in the shops of Waterton Townsite or simply relax at the campground.
5 Admire superb views of the surrounding mountains during a morning hike through open grassland and lush aromatic forest Make your way to lovely Crandell Lake in the Blakiston Valley, an ancient meeting place and camping area of the First Nations people for thousands of years.