Letterman calls Canadian national park 'stunning'

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Bryan Passifiume, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:31 PM ET

Long known as the wilderness playground of North America, Waterton Lakes National Park got an unexpected plug from a late night talkshow host.

David Letterman made mention of the southwestern Alberta park in an interview with Bridesmaids and Gilmore Girls star Melissa McCarthy on his Monday program.

“When you go to Montana, you gotta go north to Glacier, “ Letterman said during his syndicated talk show.

“And then, dip up into Waterton International Peace Park, it’s the Canadian part of Glacier National Park. It’s stunning.”

McCarthy was speaking about hiring an RV and driving home to L.A. from a recent movie shoot in Niagara Falls.

Parks Canada spokesperson Doreen McGillis said she was thrilled about the mention.

“I’m thrilled that it made it on Letterman, and that he’s been here and thought of it enough to mention it,” she said.

Waterton is almost back to normal after recent flooding.

McGillis said all of the campgrounds are open, and with the exception of the Akamina parkway, all roads have been re-opened.

She said visitors should visit the park’s website for up to the date information, as some hiking trails remain washed out.


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