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Waterton Glacier International Peace Park

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Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is a merger of Canada's Waterton Lakes National Park and America's Glacier National Park.

St. Mary Lake, Glacier National Park.

History

Glacier National Park was created on May 11, 1910 by an act of Congress, but did not become a tourist destination until James J. Hill's Great Northern Railway began advertising Glacier National Park as a destination. Hill's advertising suggested that Americans see Glacier National Park before travelling abroad. The campaign worked and two rail stations were used to bring train loads of tourists to the park.

In 1932 Canada's Waterton Lakes National Park and the America's Glacier National Park were united to create Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.




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