Waterton Lakes National Park

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  • 1. Ranger-led Activities


    Free ranger-led programs, most of them daily from July to early September, include guided hikes, group walks, evening talks, historical tours...Read More

  • 2. 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 way....Read More

  • 3. Cameron Bay


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

  • 4. 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 of alpine...Read More

  • 5. Cardston


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

  • 6. 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 now the...Read More

  • 7. Fort Macleod


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

  • 8. Glacier Institute


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

  • 9. 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 mountain...Read More

  • 10. Pass Creek


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

  • 11. 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 Historic...Read More

  • 12. Red Rock Parkway

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    The 15-km (9-mile) route takes you from the prairie up the Blakiston Valley to Red Rock Canyon, where water has cut through the earth, exposing...Read More

  • 13. Waterton Information Centre

    Information Center

    Stop here on Waterton Townsite's eastern edge to pick up brochures, maps, and books. You can also pick up the booklet for the free Xplorer Program...Read More

  • 14. Waterton Townsite


    A low-key community in roughly the park's geographical center, the townsite swells with tourists in summer, and restaurants and shops open to...Read More

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