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Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks Canada’s Infrastructure Program

What to know before you visit

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

For a list of infrastructure projects that may impact visitors, see below

Infrastructure project - minor visitor impact

 Infrastructure project - closure

Cameron Lake Day-Use Area

Open for winter recreation  
You can now ski or snowshoe from Little Prairie to Cameron Lake. Construction at Cameron Lake Day-Use Area will continue until spring, so please be careful when recreating in that area.

Blakiston Falls Viewing Platform

Minor visitor impact
The viewing platforms at Blakiston Falls are closed for replacement until further notice. The Blakiston Valley Trail is open.

Staff housing

Minor visitor impact
Construction on the 100-block of Clematis Avenue has begun, to replace Parks Canada staff accommodation.

Waterton Townsite infrastructure replacement

Minor visitor impact
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 is closed until further notice.

Red Rock Parkway

Closed until May 2017
The seasonal closure of the Red Rock Parkway to public motor vehicles is now in effect. From November 1 to December 31, there will be construction vehicles. Cyclists and pedestrians are welcome to recreate along the parkway as usual, but should exercise caution.

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. For the complete list of projects planned, see Waterton Lakes National Park infrastructure projects.

Other important information:

For current road conditions, including construction updates, please visit 511 Alberta