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Prince of Wales Hotel, Alberta by Vickie Emms

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I’ve been in the lobby, the gift shop and the bar, but I will never afford a room.

Built in 1927, this historical hotel sits high on a bluff overlooking the Waterton Village. One of 2 National Historic sites in the Park, the Prince of Wales was built to lure tourists north of the border via the Great Northern Railway. One of the largest all-wood buildings in Alberta, it has survived wind, fire and even the Depression of the 1930’s to become a cultural landmark known by photograph alone throughout the world.

From its impressive lobby, you can look through wall-to-ceiling windows for a breathtaking view of Upper Waterton Lake and beyond to Goat Haunt in Glacier National Park, Montana. The Prince of Wales hotel is not only an architectural landmark; it has become a well-known sentinel that welcomes visitors into the Village of Waterton.

Waterton National Park, Alberta, Canada
Canon EOS50D; Canon 17-85mm lens @33mm
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  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago

    Beautiful!!!! We can dream, can’t we . . . . :-)

  • sighs,,,,,,,,,,yes we sure can Lori :-))
    Thanks for commenting hon and for the fave

    – Vickie Emms

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaover 4 years ago

    Beautiful nightshot hon. I didn’t have a chance to see the hotel in the evening as the storm chased us out of the park.

  • thank you hon, maybe next time

    – Vickie Emms

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 4 years ago

    Lovely capture Vickie……looks fantastic and I just love the views from there !!

  • thank you my friend it is a lovely old place that’s for sure

    – Vickie Emms

  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaover 4 years ago

    I want to stay there. Just Beautiful. Great shot.

  • thank you Jan, me too, but not likely.
    Glad you like it, thanks for stopping in

    – Vickie Emms

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...over 4 years ago

    This is just outstanding Sis. The night shot gives it character. :>)) Leslie

  • thank you sis, glad you like xo

    – Vickie Emms

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 4 years ago

    OMG! This is Perfection, what a Beautiful Image……Laura

  • thanks Laura, that’s very kind of you

    – Vickie Emms

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekover 4 years ago

    Fabulous image and info Vickie!! ;-))

  • loiteke
    loitekeover 4 years ago

  • thank you very much Meeli, for choosing my work

    – Vickie Emms

  • michellerena
    michellerenaover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture of a grand old building:)

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

    Fantastic work Vickie. Love this amazing building and all those lights.

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