Waterton Lakes National Park Sights

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Akamina Parkway

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Take this winding 16-km (10-mile) road up to Cameron Lake, but drive slowly and watch for wildlife: it's common to see bears along the...

Cameron Bay

  • Restaurant–Sight

There are several picnic shelters along Upper Waterton Lake in the Cameron Bay area. These lakefront sites are equipped with tables,...

Cameron Lake

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

The jewel of Waterton, Cameron Lake sits in a land of glacially carved cirques (steep-walled basins). In summer, hundreds of varieties...

Cardston

  • Town/Village

Just 45 km (28 miles) east of Waterton, Cardston is home to the Alberta Temple, built by the Mormon pioneers who established the town.

First Oil Well in Western Canada

  • Historic District/Site

Alberta is known worldwide for its oil and gas production, and the first oil well in western Canada was established in 1902 in what is...

Fort Macleod

  • Town/Village

Named for its Northwest Mounted Police fort, the town of Fort Macleod is 105 km (65 miles) northwest of Waterton Townsite. You can still...

Glacier Institute

  • Tour–Sight

Based near West Glacier at the Field Camp and on the remote western boundary at the Big Creek Outdoor Education Center, this learning...

Goat Haunt Ranger Station

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Reached only by foot trail or tour boat from Waterton townsite, this spot on the U.S. end of Waterton Lake is the stomping ground for...

Pass Creek

  • Restaurant–Sight

Open year-round, this picnic site is adjacent to a burbling creek. It has a large enclosed picnic shelter with an indoor wood-burning...

Prince of Wales Hotel

  • Historic District/Site

Named for the prince who later became King Edward VIII, this hotel was constructed between 1926 and 1927 and was designated a National...

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