Plan your visit

Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Lakes National Park is located in the southwest corner of Alberta, sharing borders with U.S.A. to the south and British Columbia to the west. The park is easily accessible by car. The closest international airport is in Calgary, a 270 km drive away. Spend a day or more exploring this special place.

Hours of Operation

Waterton Lakes National Park is open year round.

Reservations

Make a reservation for campsites

Camping and overnight accomodations

Types of campgrounds and nearby accommodations

Fees

Daily visitor fees, camping and program fees, and more. Free admission for youth

Permits and regulations

Watercraft inspection and fishing permits; Parks Canada Acts and Regulations.

Meetings and event rentals

Weddings, meetings, and other events

Best time to visit

Peak traffic and parking times, helpful planning tips, pre-arrival checklist.

Improvements and infrastructure

What to know before travel: facilities, roads, bridges, trails, visitor facility improvements.

Park gate and day use area parking

Live updates for peak season weekends for parking availability and traffic congestion.

Weather

Seasonal and local weather, and trends

Brochures and publications

Waterton community, park and surrounding region

Local attractions and tourism

Community services, tourism information.

Visitor guidelines

National parks and national historic sites are special places and require unique rules to protect them.

How to get here

Location

PO Box 200
Waterton Park, Alberta
T0K 2M0

Phone
403-859-5133

Email
waterton.info@pc.gc.ca

Directions

How to get here

Directions and distances to Waterton Lakes National Park by car and air.

Waterton Lakes National Park is located in beautiful southwest Alberta. Accessible by motor vehicle, Waterton Lakes is 271 km south of Calgary and 132 km southwest of Lethbridge. The nearest airport is in Lethbridge. Chief Mountain (seasonal operation only) and Carway are the two nearest international points of entry for motor vehicle access.

Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Features

Seasonal road information

Dates and information for seasonal road closures

Winter experiences

The best winter activities in Waterton Lakes National Park

Important bulletins

Area closures, warnings, fire danger rating and restricted activities

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