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.
Day use and picnic areas
Come together and relax at one of 16 locations throughout the park
Explore the new visitor centre in the heart of the Waterton community
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
Make a reservation for campsites
Daily visitor fees, camping and program fees, and more. Free admission for youth
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
For emergencies within the national park: 911
Hours of operation
Waterton Lakes National Park is open year round.
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