All areas within Waterton Lakes National Park except for the park Entrance Road and the Waterton townsite are closed. All events and activities in the national park are also on hold until further notice. All front-country and back-country areas (including trails and water access) are closed and are being assessed for safety hazards due to the on-going Kenow Fire. Highways 5 and 6 and the Entrance Road into the Waterton townsite are now open. There is no stopping at any scenic pull-outs along the Entrance Road at this time. All other roads in the park are closed to the public as we assess and action hazards that are a result of the Kenow Fire. Contact the Information Line (403-859-5109) for more information.

This year, Parks Canada invited Canadians and visitors from around the world to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at our national treasures from coast to coast to coast. To mark this special year, we offered free admission to all Parks Canada locations.

In Waterton Lakes National Park, we invited people to celebrate by participating in some special Canada 150 events. Visitors brought their bicycles to Ride the Red Rock, joined in Canada Day and Parks Day festivities, and learned about indigenous culture at the Blackfoot Arts and Heritage Festival.

Thank you for celebrating with us!

Waterton-Glacier Butterfly BioBlitz

A large group of volunteers with their butterfly nets

All ages darted and wove through meadows to net, identify and release butterflies in our first-ever international Waterton-Glacier Butterfly BioBlitz.

Canada Day

Parka with two young visitors on Canada Day

Canada Day activities included a visit from Parka and our annual bike parade.

Blackfoot Arts and Heritage Festival

A traditional Pow-Wow at the Blackfoot Art and Heritage Festival

A traditional Pow-Wow at the Blackfoot Art and Heritage Festival in August.

Ride the Red Rock

Cyclists on the Red Rock Parkway

Visitors enjoyed great scenery, weather and wildflowers at our new-for-2017 spring Ride the Red Rock event. Photo: Jerry Kozak.