Every summer, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park presents a special all-day program featuring eight presentations highlighting science and history in the peace park and the surrounding Crown region. This event brings together scientists and historians conducting research in Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks, giving them an opportunity to share their insights and research results with the public. Topics vary from the latest wildlife research to archaeological surveys to fisheries investigations to ecological restoration and more. The event is co-organized by staff at Waterton Lakes National Park and the Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center. Click here for details about this year's conference.
Admission to the respective park still applies, but the all-day event is free and open to everyone.
Consider bringing a bagged lunch to optimize your time visiting with fellow enthusiasts during the lunch break. Refreshments are provided by the host park mid-morning and afternoon.
7/24/2018 – 7/24/2018
Admission Fee (if any)
Ages Festival is Appropriate For
All ages welcome, but best suited to ages 14 and up.
The location of the event alternates between the two parks on an annual basis. It is held at the Falls Theatre in Waterton Townsite in even years and at the West Glacier Community Building in odd years, typically in late July or early August. The presentations are held indoors beginning at 9:30am and running to 3:30pm, but you can step outside during breaks. We encourage you to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy outside during the noon break, so you don't miss any of the afternoon sessions. Restaurants are also available in both West Glacier and Waterton.
To access the Falls Theatre at Waterton Townsite, take Alberta Highway 5 West to Waterton Lakes National Park. If you continue straight as you enter Waterton Townsite, you will be on Evergreen Avenue. Stay on Evergreen Avenue (keep bearing right) until you cross the Cameron Creek bridge just below Cameron Falls. You will find parking on the left within a quarter mile and foot-trails leading to the Falls Theatre.
To access the Community Building in West Glacier, take U.S. Montana Highway 2 to West Glacier and turn north under the railroad underpass into the town of West Glacier. Continue straight through town and across the Middle Fork bridge and into Glacier National Park. You will take the first right into park headquarters before you reach the entrance station. You will pass the park headquarters building on your right and two roads, one on either side of the headquarters building. Continue straight approximately one block (past employee only signs) and turn right on Mather Drive. Continue about one block on Mather and take the first right which leads to the Community Building parking lot (follow signs).