Waterton Lakes Visitor Centre

Waterton Lakes National Park

Location

404 Cameron Falls Drive

Phone: 403-859-5133

Date: Hours of operation:
Daily
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed December 25, 2022

A trip to Waterton Lakes National Park isn’t complete without a stop at the new Parks Canada Visitor Centre.

Connect with our staff to help plan your visit and have the best possible experience while here.

The visitor centre is open year-round and offers maps, brochures, permits, backcountry reservations, up-to-date park information, weather, trail, avalanche and road reports, interpretive exhibits and events.

There is ample parking on site, including RV parking and multiple electric vehicle (EV) charging spaces.

Don’t miss the centre’s many interpretive areas experiences, either! These can be found both inside the centre and on the centre’s grounds.

 Parks Canada asks visitors to continue to respect public health guidelines while visiting park facilities. COVID-19 and your visit to Parks Canada administered places.

On-site experiences

Outside: Explore the area
Inside: Visitor information
Interpretive experiences

Indigenous interpretive experiences

Designed as a place of meeting, the centre highlights Blackfoot culture, with songs, stories and translations woven throughout the exhibits.

You’re also invited to visit the Blackfoot Cultural Centre, located one block south of the Parks Canada Visitor Centre. You’ll find even more Blackfoot culture to explore here.

Waterton Lakes National Park lies within traditional and sacred Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot) territory. Parks Canada Agency and Indigenous partners work closely together to ensure the centre reflects Blackfoot history, traditions, culture and connection to Paahtomahksikimi (the Sacred Lake within the Mountains).

Accessibility services

The Parks Canada Visitor Centre is designed to be inclusive and accessible.

  • The centre’s grounds are accessible to all ages and abilities
  • Wheelchair-friendly, single-stall washrooms with braille signage
  • Information services available in English and French

Design and Construction

This project is one of the most significant investments in visitor facilities in Waterton Lakes National Park in the past 50 years. The visitor centre also has Dark-Sky friendly lighting, supporting the park’s recently attained International Dark Sky Association designation. Visit the design and construction page to learn more about how this centre came to be.

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