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Waterton Lakes National Park is a national treasure for so many reasons, chief among them its unique and unusually diverse ecology. Waterton Lakes is one of the narrowest places in the Rocky Mountains, creating a unusually rich ecological meeting place for fragrant evergreen forests, wind-swept prairies, towering Rocky Mountains and deep glacial lakes.
No protected areas of similar size in the Rockies offers as much biodiversity as Waterton Lakes National Park. Waterton's vast mosaic of plant life gives rise (and sustenance) to a wide array of highly visible wildlife. Nature lovers from all over the world are drawn to this fascinating ecological wonder "where the mountains meet the prairies". Exploring this natural world is an amazing way to learn more about Waterton Lakes National Park.