Impacted areas due to Kenow Fire

Some areas within Waterton Lakes National Park remain closed due to impacts from the Kenow Fire. Public safety is of utmost importance to Parks Canada. Current closures are ongoing until further notice as we continue safety and infrastructure assessments following exceptional wildfire activity. We appreciate your patience. Please see the up-to-date list of open and closed areas.

Parks Canada is investing $3 billion over five years 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



Projects resulting in a closure or major impact

Akamina Parkway

Closed until further notice.

The closure of the Akamina Parkway to the public is in effect until further notice.

Peace Park Plaza and marina parking lot

Closed until further notice.

The Peace Park Plaza and the marina parking lot are closed to the public. Work to remove the existing seawall and construction of a new concrete seawall is underway. Pedestrian access to the marina and the shoreline cruise office will be maintained at all times.

Projects resulting in a lesser impact

Townsite Campground

Construction in B and H loop deferred until fall 2018.

The construction in B and H loops in the Townsite Campground is deferred until fall 2018.

Boundary fence

Construction and repairs to the Boundary Fence are underway.

Staff housing

Construction is continuing on the 100-block of Clematis Avenue and Windflower Avenue to replace Parks Canada staff accommodation.

Waterton Townsite infrastructure replacement

Bertha Lane and Bertha Lake Trailhead parking lot: There will be no public access to Bertha Lane or Bertha Lake Trailhead parking lot in the winter. Roadwork will resume in the spring.

Fountain Avenue: The fourth phase of upgrades to replace the main water and sewer lines, resurface roads and complete sidewalk improvements is in progress. Utility replacements are completed on Fountain Avenue and the road is rough graded and open to local traffic. Roadwork will resume in the spring.

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.

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