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Posted: 09/09/17 05:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The park is closed due to a wild fire and it has been evacuated. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/waterton-evacuation-mandatory-1.4281646


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They saved the town site (barely) with the help of a sprinkler system they set up. Lost the Visitor centre and a few buildings plus a large part of the park was burnt. A few ranch houses outside the park as well.Click

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Trigley, I have been following this with great interest as we have been there many times over the years. I was particularly worried about the people who run Waterton Springs Campground, where we have stayed many times. I was able to make contact with them and they told me they got out just in the nick of time. We also were wondering what happened to the buffalo in the paddock that is nearby. Being a retired city Firefighter, I'm glad the FFrs from Calgary and surrounding areas(Lethbridge, Taber, etc) did a great job protecting the hotel and the townsite. To those who fight forest fires, you have my respect and admiration for the very hard job that you do. The Park is a gem and we like going there much better than Banff and Lake Louise.

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