Trail conditions

Waterton Lakes National Park

Whether you're out for a leisurely hike or a longer adventure, make your trip a safe one by checking the latest conditions.

Wildlife safety

The chance of seeing wildlife in the wild is one of the most exciting things about the mountain national parks.

Keep the “wild” in wildlife
Watch your step!

Trails may be slippery. Wear appropriate footwear and consider trekking poles when navigating wet or icy sections.

Safety Information 

Winter recreation - designated ski trails

Akamina Parkway is open to vehicles up to Little Prairie Day Use Area. Parks Canada will set cross-country skiing tracks between Little Prairie and Cameron Lake as conditions allow.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Dipper Ski Trail Snow covered. 28-11-2022: Packed snow; Not trackset ; Trail details
Easy Cameron Ski Trail Snow covered. 28-11-2022: Packed snow; Snow covered; Fresh snow over compact snow ; Trail details
Easy Red Rock Parkway Snow covered. 28-11-2022: Not trackset ; Fresh snow; Flat packed;  
Easy Wishbone Trail Snow covered. 28-11-2022: Fresh snow;  

Around town

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Kootenai Brown Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Easy Prince of Wales Loop Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Easy Townsite Loop Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Difficult Alderson-Carthew Trail (from Townsite trailhead) Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Bear's Hump Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Bertha Lake Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Townsite-Crandell Lake Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Easy Linnet Lake Loop Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Difficult Crypt Lake Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Lower Bertha Falls Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Lakeshore Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details

Akamina Parkway

Akamina Parkway is open to vehicles up to Little Prairie Day Use Area.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Akamina Lake Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; The Akamina Parkway is closed to vehicles from Little Prairie Day Use Area to Cameron Lake; Trail details
Easy Cameron Lakeshore Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; The Akamina Parkway is closed to vehicles from Little Prairie Day Use Area to Cameron Lake; Trail details
Moderate Rowe Lakes Trail: Lower Rowe Lakes Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; The Akamina Parkway is closed to vehicles from Little Prairie Day Use Area to Cameron Lake; Trail details
Moderate Rowe Lakes Trail: Upper Rowe Lakes Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; The Akamina Parkway is closed to vehicles from Little Prairie Day Use Area to Cameron Lake; Trail details
Moderate Boundary Creek Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; The Akamina Parkway is closed to vehicles from Little Prairie Day Use Area to Cameron Lake; Trail details
Difficult Carthew-Alderson Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; The Akamina Parkway is closed to vehicles from Little Prairie Day Use Area to Cameron Lake; Trail details
Difficult Tamarack Trail (from Rowe Meadow to Lone Lake) Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Summit Lake Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; The Akamina Parkway is closed to vehicles from Little Prairie Day Use Area to Cameron Lake; Trail details
Moderate Lineham Falls Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; The Akamina Parkway is closed to vehicles from Little Prairie Day Use Area to Cameron Lake; Trail details
Moderate Akamina Pass Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; The Akamina Parkway is closed to vehicles from Little Prairie Day Use Area to Cameron Lake; Trail details
Easy Crandell Lake Trail (Akamina Parkway) Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; The Akamina Parkway is closed to vehicles from Little Prairie Day Use Area to Cameron Lake; Trail details

Red Rock Parkway

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Blakiston Falls Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Lost Lake Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Difficult Avion Ridge Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Bellevue Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Snowshoe Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Easy Red Rock Canyon Loop Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Difficult Blakiston Valley Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Twin Lakes Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Difficult South Kootenay Pass Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Difficult Sage Pass Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Difficult Lone Lake Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Difficult Goat Lake Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Easy Crandell Lake Trail (Red Rock Parkway) Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details

Eastern areas / Highway 6

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult Vimy Trail (from Wishbone junction) Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Wishbone Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Horseshoe Basin Trail Winter conditions. 18-11-2022: Snow covered; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details

Entrance and parking lot status

Capacity status

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Entrance Road at Park Gate Open. 18-11-2022: Snow covered sections;  
Easy Red Rock Canyon parking lots Closed for the season. 18-11-2022: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles;  
Easy Cameron Lake parking lot Closed. 18-11-2022: The Akamina Parkway is closed to vehicles from Little Prairie Day Use Area to Cameron Lake;  
Easy Bear's Hump parking lot Open. 18-11-2022: Snow covered sections;  
Easy Townsite parking Open. 18-11-2022: Snow covered sections;  
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