Some areas in Waterton Lakes National Park are now open to the public after the Kenow Fire. Closures are still in effect for other areas due to safety hazards and infrastructure damage. Please see the up-to-date list of open and closed areas.

Stroll along a beach, hike a flowery trail, paddle a canoe, tour Upper Waterton Lake by boat, relish a picnic, learn something new at an exhibit, spot a deer or jay, brave a chilly dip in a mountain lake, or just kick back and relax. There’s lots to do in Waterton Lakes National Park!

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Tips and ideas
Some recommendations to help you get the most out of your visit to the park.
Get on the water
Home to a string of pristine mountain lakes, the park is a paradise for anyone who enjoys being on, in or near the water.
Low-season adventure
Warm summer temperatures bring the crowds in July and August, but Waterton is a year-round destination, with great fall foliage, snowshoeing in winter and wildflowers in the spring.
Protect Park ecosystems as a volunteer
Multiple volunteering opportunities give visitors a chance to gain an up-close understanding of the park’s unique ecosystems.
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