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PHOTOS: This Alberta waterfall can turn pink, see it here


Leeanna McLean
Digital Reporter

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 2:50 PM - Here is one of many reasons why our country is so awesome.

We've seen pink water before, but not naturally. Feast your eyes on Alberta's pink waterfall.

Located in the province's Waterton Lakes National Park, some outdoor enthusiasts have been fortunate enough to witness this rare phenomenon.

During periods of heavy rainfall, the water gets mixed up with a red-coloured sediment called argillite.

The last time this natural wonder was documented was July 26, 2009, according to John Stoesser, partnering, engagement and communications officer at Parks Canada.

"It lasted for perhaps 10 to 15 minutes. I've chatted with some of my colleagues who have worked in the park for many years, and this is the only instance of the waterfall running pink that they can recall. While heavy rain can cause redish sediments to flow into the creek and then down the waterfall, this only happens under very rare and specific circumstances."

Spring is the best time to visit the falls for a rare chance to see the clear water turn neon pink.


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The area is home to 1.5 billion-year-old Cambrian rock. Cameron Falls is the ending point to one of the park's popular hiking trails -- a 19 km one-way trek from Cameron Lake back to Waterton village.

Keeping with the rosy trend, check out watermelon snow, a natural wonder spotted at Glacier National Park.

See photos of the natural phenomenon below:




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