Parks Canada staff at Waterton Lakes National Park and residents of Waterton share personal tips and recommendations to help you get the most out of your visit to the park.
Ten Things To Do in Waterton in the Summer...
1. Drive the Bison Paddock loop and walk up to the viewing area for a spectacular view of Waterton.
2. Take an easy walk through a pretty forest to Blakiston Falls.
3. Canoe on Cameron Lake on an early morning / quiet evening.
4. Watch the waves crash against the Prince of Wales hill on a windy day.
5. Go flower 'watching' along Bertha Trail.
6. Enjoy a picnic and do some birdwatching at the Maskinonge.
7. Go on a hot summer's mid-day jaunt to Crandell Lake for a dip.
8. Cycle the Kootenai Brown Trail and Red Rock Parkway.
9. Hike the Alderson-Carthew trail from Cameron to townsite.
10. Have fun at the Knapweed Rodeo - and help us wrangle this Waterton weed!
Others: Go tubing down the Waterton River on a hot August afternoon; Attend a summer event; Take a picnic lunch into Crandell Lake; Watch the stars on Red Rock Parkway; Take an evening walk to the Peace Park Pavilion and find a seat in the nearby park to view the top of Vimy light up as the sun sets; Take the Waterton GeoFreakz GeoTrails challenge; For more hardy folks - hike to the ridge above Lineham Lakes along the Rowe/Tamarack Trail; Kayak on any of the lakes, but especially wildlife watching from a boat on Cameron Lake; Kite-flying on the Prince of Wales hill.
Ten Things To Do in Waterton in the Winter...
1. Snowshoe into Crandell Lake and picnic in the shelter.
2. Go for a ski or walk on a full moon night - and hope the coyotes howl!
3. Cross-country ski the Dipper and Cameron trails to Cameron Lake and have a hot chocolate at Little Prairie picnic area.
4. Sit around a fire at the Community Kitchen and watch the big waves hit the beach.
5. Watch the sunrise from Lower Waterton Lake pull-out on the Entrance Parkway.
6. Snowshoe up and over the Akamina Pass and have a picnic on the continental divide.
7. Walk along the river between the Marquis Hole and the Hay Barn (be prepared for muddy or icy conditions).
8. Bring your skates (as once in a while the ice on the lake turns into a spectacular skating rink. Always call the warden office for ice conditions before venturing out).
9. Walk around the community on the Townsite Trail on a squeaky cold, clear and calm day; and watch for dippers below Cameron Falls.
10. Go walking or snowshoeing along the Red Rock Parkway, Marquis Hole or Hay Barn Road and look for animal tracks in the snow.
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