Waterton readies for visitors this summer | Montana News

After spending two years isolated by international pandemic travel restrictions, Waterton Lakes National Park can start welcoming American visitors again this summer.

The scenic juxtaposition of mountains and prairies shares the 9-mile-long Waterton Lake with Glacier National Park across the Canadian border, forming the world’s first International Peace Park. The COVID pandemic restricted all but essential commercial travel since 2020. Those rules have relaxed to the point that tourist travelers may now cross the border with appropriate vaccine and infection testing records.

Getting to Waterton this summer requires a traveler’s workaround. The Chief Mountain border crossing remains closed until further