Prince of Wales Lodge in Waterton Internation Peace Park. It's in the northern, Canadian part of Glacier National Park. It was built in the 1920's. It's Swiss chalet style and is built all in wood. Because it sits up on a high bluff, it is buffeted by strong winds and snowstorms and was a struggle to build. People who stay on the upper ones of the 6 floors feel the hotel sway in high winds. It was named the "Prince of Wales" lodge to encourage the Prince of Wales (future King of England Edward VIII) to stay there, but he never did. The hotel doesn't have modern amenities like bathtubs, air conditioning, etc.
We arrived at tea time. Tea in the lobby was accompanied by a harpist. The lobby in the front of the hotel overlooks the Waterton Lake and the village of Waterton.
Lake Louise is SOOO beautiful, has so much grandeur. Château Lake Louise is the park's lodge on the lake and the biggest and most impressive of the park's lodges. You can go canoeing on the lake. I encountered an aggressive sea gull at the lake's edge who brushed my cheek and took a bite of the sandwich I was eating then perched on the fence post behind me to wait for another attack. I packed up my sandwich and moved! -K
This is a picture of a couple who've brought their camp stove to Lake Louise mall, cooked their breakfast and are eating it there in front of the bike rental shop! I love it!