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Activities

Prohibited Activities

While Waterton Lakes National Park offers a huge range of recreational opportunities, we can't be everything to everybody. Some activities are not compatible with the purpose of national parks or may intrude on the experiences most people seek in national parks. Others have been prohibited because they are too hazardous.

The following are examples of some activities that have been prohibited in Waterton Lakes National Park:

  • Collection or removal of any natural (eg. wildflowers, driftwood, berries) or cultural (eg. arrowheads) objects
  • Hunting (while firearms may be transported in a national park, they must be unloaded and encased, and may not be removed from the vehicle)
  • Snowmobiling
  • Paragliding, parachuting, hanggliding or any heavier-than-air aircraft
  • Use of personal watercraft (sea-doos, wave-runners, jet-skis, super-jet, etc)
  • Feeding wildlife - it is illegal to feed, entice or disturb any animal in a national park

National Park Acts and Regulations