Waterton Lakes National Park

The prairies of Alberta meet the peaks of the Rocky Mountains in Waterton Lakes National Park. Clear lakes, thundering waterfalls, rainbow-coloured streams, colourful rocks and mountain vistas await hikers and sightseers. Waterton packs a big natural punch into a relatively small and accessible area.

Services and location access are limited this time of year. Plan your trip appropriately.

Features

Day use and picnic areas

Come together and relax at one of 16 locations throughout the park

Important bulletins

Area closures, warnings, fire danger rating and restricted activities

Activities by season

No matter the weather or time of year, exciting activities await

Visiting Waterton Lakes National Park

Activities and experiences

Things to do, trails, programs, day use areas, winter activities, wildlife viewing

Plan your visit

How to get here, best time to visit, parking information, facilities and services, maps

Camping and overnight accomodations

Types of campgrounds and nearby accommodations

Tours and programs

Guided tours, programs, and learning experiences

Reservations

Make a reservation for campsites

Fees

Daily visitor fees, camping and program fees, and more. Free admission for youth

Important bulletins

Closures, warnings, fire danger, and prohibited activities

Safety and guidelines

Seasonal safety, avalanche conditions, park regulations

About Waterton Lakes National Park

Nature and science

Conservation and science, animals, plants, the environment, and research

Culture and history

History, culture, photos and videos, designation information

Stewardship and management

Jobs, partners, film permits, research permits, public consultations, plans, and policies

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Contact Waterton Lakes National Park

General inquiries:
403-859-5133

waterton.info@pc.gc.ca

For emergencies within the national park: 911

Hours of operation

Waterton Lakes National Park is open year round.
Complete schedule

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