The spectacular setting of Waterton Lakes National Park, home to Alberta's most diverse community of wildflowers...
Balsam Root & Mount Blakiston - photo by Richard Robinson
The spectacular setting of Waterton Lakes National Park is home to more than 50 per cent of Alberta's wildflowers... more than any other Rocky Mountain national park. Over 50 of Canada's rare flowers grow in Waterton, 30 of which are found only in this park.
From beargrass to orchids, nature is on display in a panorama of blossoms among prairies and peaks. This amazing diversity of wildflowers will be celebrated in the tenth annual Waterton Wildflower Festival, June 15-23, 2013.
Join us for guided flower walks, hikes or workshops. Come celebrate the first day of summer in a World Heritage Site.
This 9-day event, organized by the Trail of the Great Bear and partners, features more 80 educational courses and events on wildflowers, plants and ecosystems, workshops on photography and art, and evening slide shows and local entertainment.
Activities include: Wildflower Identification, Wildflower Habitat, Wildflowers by Horseback and by Cruise Boat, Photography Workshops, Botanical Watercolours, Afternoon Tea and much more.
Events throughout the 9 days are led by highly qualified professionals including talented wildflower photographers Paul Gilbert (author of "Wild Colours" and "Wild Light" books), Steve Harrington and Frans Brouwers; botanical artist Margaret Best; naturalists and scientists, John Russell, Dr. Brian Reeves, Jo-Anne Reynolds, Lyndon Penner.
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