Over the next five years, Parks Canada will invest $2.6 billion to rehabilitate infrastructure assets within national historic sites, national parks and national marine conservation areas across Canada.
This historic investment supports conservation while promoting visitor experience and making our infrastructure safer and more appealing to visitors.
When visiting Waterton Lakes National Park, you may encounter one or more construction zones or reduced services while we complete this important work. Please plan ahead before you travel to avoid inconvenience. Consult the following list of current infrastructure projects in Waterton Lakes National Park to see if any road or facility work might impact your trip.
A significant amount of Parks Canada’s existing highway infrastructure assets require action now, and the paving projects, rock and slope stabilisation, and rehabilitation of bridges planned as part of this historic investment will ensure safe and reliable roads while protecting the ecological and cultural integrity of our national treasures; and an improved driving experience for the almost five million visitors to the mountain national parks each year.
Infrastructure projects in Waterton Lakes National Park
Akamina Parkway and Cameron Lake Day-Use Area
The Akamina Parkway is now open to Cameron Lake. Construction on the Cameron Lake Day Use Area facilities is substantially complete. Contractors may still be on site applying the finishing touches.
Blakiston Falls viewing platforms
Work to replace the viewing platforms at Blakiston Falls is complete and the platforms are now open.
Hikers and horse users should exercise caution when using the Horseshoe Basin Trail and Bison Paddock parking lot as debris may be scattered on paths.
Construction to replace Parks Canada staff accommodation on the 100-block of Clematis Avenue and Windflower Avenue is continuing.
Waterton Townsite infrastructure replacement
Cameron Falls Drive, Clematis Avenue South, Vimy Avenue and Harebell Road: The third phase of upgrades to replace the main water and sewer lines, resurface roads and complete sidewalk improvements will take place from October 2016 until November 2017. Temporary road closures will be necessary to complete portions of the work.
Waterton Avenue: Due to parking upgrades, the community kitchen, picnic shelter and parking lots along the south end of Waterton Avenue are closed until further notice.
Please note: This is not an exhaustive list of infrastructure projects underway in Waterton Lakes National Park. Only projects that may impact visitors are listed above. For the complete list of projects planned, see Waterton Lakes National Park: infrastructure projects.