The Kootenai Brown Cemetery is located in the heart of Waterton Lakes National Park. This tiny cemetery, located on the lake shore, was created for the Brown family and contains only three burials. The most notable of these is John George Brown, better known as Kootenai Brown. Born on October 10, 1839, in Ennistymon, Republic of Ireland, Brown was a prospector, frontiersman, and the first park superintendent of Waterton Lakes. His life was one of adventure and resilience, and his final resting place is a testament to his enduring legacy.

The cemetery is situated near the national park entrance, making it easily accessible for visitors. Despite its size, the cemetery’s location offers a serene and picturesque view of the lake, providing a peaceful final resting place for its inhabitants. The quiet solitude of the area, coupled with the stunning natural beauty of Waterton Lakes, creates a unique and moving experience. The Kootenai Brown Cemetery is a must-visit for anyone interested in the history of Waterton Lakes National Park. Though small in size, it holds a wealth of history and offers a unique perspective on the park’s past.




Highway 5, Waterton Park
City: Waterton,
Province: Alberta

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49.09288, -113.86007

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The 25 most common given names found in this cemetery.


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