Highway 6 in South-West Alberta, Canada, runs southward and enters the USA, where it becomes Montana highway 17, but not all year. In the winter months it’s closed, because it runs through some high ranges of the Rocky Mountains which join Glacier Park in Montana and Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada. Together they form the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area is also the backbone of the continental divide and offers spectacular mountain scenery of all kinds. It’s called Chief Mountain Road because it skirts the side of this iconic mountain, but that’s not the one shown here. To be honest, I don’t have a name for it..there’s just too many! It doesn’t appear to be well-traveled, but we found it offered wonderful varieties of scenery and is well worth exploring.

Mid-June 2010
Sony DSCF828 camera

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alberta, canada, highway 6, waterton glacier, peace park, unesco world heritage, rocky mountains, continental divide, jann ashworth


  • icesrun
    icesrunover 3 years ago

    Just love those mountains, looks like it is going to snow or something by those clouds.

  • Thanks again Ciana, it does look that way, but it didn’t :)At least it didn’t get down to the lower levels. Spring weather in the mountains often brings out really dramatic cloud formations, we love to see them!!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • Joni  Rae
    Joni Raeover 3 years ago

    Crystal clear and beautiful capture!

  • Thanks Joni, it’s good to get off the main beaten tracks, nothing but clear air and the smell of the forest. We can live with!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • Judy Seltenright
    Judy Seltenrightover 3 years ago

  • Thanks again Judy, you have really done me honour. I’m very grateful!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...over 3 years ago

    Jann this is a wonderful shot! I have never been down this way so it is just so interesting to see this. Plus it’s a summer shot and so refreshing after looking at all this snow we have here LOL :>)) Leslie

  • Hi Leslie, I’, a few days behind:(
    That’s a nice road to go down, almost no traffic even in June. I was wandering all over the road taking shots and nobody came by at all..great!!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture Jann. Such a beautiful area : ))

  • Good morning Sean..many thanks. Lots of nice scenery on that road, though we didn’t go all the way to the Montana border. Very quiet, almost no traffic. Next time we should take a day and go all the way down and back.

    – Jann Ashworth

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Jann!

  • Thanks very much Istvan, greatly appreciated!

    – Jann Ashworth

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