Caption: The oldest rock in the Canadian Rockies, dating back 1.5 billion years, is exposed at 25-meter high Cameron Falls in Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada. The park is located within the Lewis Range which was formed 170 million years ago as a result of an overthrust where colliding tectonic plates shoved a huge rock slab, half a dozen kilometers thick, eastward more than 100 kilometers. The peaks were then sculpted by glaciation. This range reaches a height of over 3,000 meters and forms the eastern edge of the Rockies along the Montana-Alberta border. It extends from Glacier to Waterton Lakes National Parks.

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Waterton Lakes National Park

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