Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

dogs in National Parks, Glacier, Waterton-Glacier

K’Ehleyr enjoying Glacier NP

Waterton-Glacier gets 2 separate paw ratings, a paw left and a 4 paws.  The reason for the two ratings is the uniqueness of the park spanning 2 countries and each country having its own regulations.  The Glacier NP side here in the US gets the common 1-paw, pets are allowed on paved or developed areas, in front-country campgrounds and picnic areas as well as in boats where motorized craft are allowed but not on any trails.  In Waterton Lakes NP on the Canada side, leashed pets are allowed on all 120 miles of trails giving it a 4-paw rating.

Bighorn sheep, Ovis canadensis

Bighorn sheep, Ovis canadensis

Wildlife can be commonly seen and pets may disturb or be disturbed by this.  Our Danes were in the van as this herd of sheep walked by and people in the red bus were filming the violent shaking of the van more than the sheep.

Bighorn sheep, Ovis canadensis

Bighorn sheep seem to have no fear.

We didn’t have a chance to go over the border to Waterton Lakes but if you do want to do some hiking with your pets that is the place to go.  Just make sure you have travel papers with vaccination records to avoid any trouble bringing your pets back across the border.

Glacier NP

Hidden Lake trail

About Jenny

Wandering photographer and balloon pilot with a Great Dane and a trailer. Trying to create happier and healthier lives for Great Danes and their humans. Happy dog, happy life!
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