First Oil Well in Western Canada National Historic Site
Drilled in 1902, Western Canada’s first oil well ignited Alberta’s passion for petroleum exploration. Explore the site and nearby traces of the town in the forests of Waterton Lakes National Park. Learn how the entrepreneurs discovered and drilled for oil and why they ultimately abandoned their dreams.
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The Akamina Parkway is a 16 km winding mountain road ending at Cameron Lake
There are many opportunities to view wildlife in Waterton Lakes National Park, all year round
Take an opportunity to explore some of the lesser-known locations of Waterton Lakes National Park
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