Some areas in Waterton Lakes National Park are now open to the public. Please see our updated list of open and accessible areas. All other front-country and back-country areas (including trails) are closed and are being assessed for safety hazards due to the on-going Kenow Fire. At this time, camping is not permitted anywhere in Waterton Lakes National Park. 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.
Waterton's winter storms can quickly drop large amounts of snow, often followed by strong winds. Therefore, road conditions can change rapidly.
The first priority for snow removal is Highway 5 and 6 and the Entrance Parkway. This will be followed by streets in the community that have been designated as high priority; then the Akamina Parkway; and last the community streets designated as low priority.
For information about road conditions inside and outside of Waterton Lakes National Park, including the Akamina Parkway, visit the Alberta 511 web site or call (toll-free): 1-855-391-9743 (outside Alberta); 5-1-1 (within Alberta).