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Special Events

2016 Schedule

Waterton wildflowers Waterton Wildflower Festival
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Waterton Wildflower Festival

June 19 - 24 

Join in a variety of activities celebrating Waterton’s spectacular wildlfowers.

For more information, visit the Waterton Wildflower Festival website.

Canada Day

Friday, July 1 - free entry

Celebrate Canada’s birthday in Waterton Lakes National Park!

National flag of Canada Canada Day
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  • 10:30 a.m. Bike parade participants meet in front of Waterton United Church
  • 11:00 a.m. Bike parade starts
  • 11:30 a.m. Flag-raising ceremony
    • Lunch and activities to follow
    • Free cake and lemonade, and $3 hot dog lunch
    • Kid’s activities begin 
    • Activities include: face painting, crafts, lawn games and traditional Indigenous games
  • 4:00 p.m. Free performance of James and the Giant Peach at the Lion’s Hall (presented by Waterton Teenie Weenie Theatre Company)* 
  • 8:00 p.m. Interpretive programs at Crandell Theatre and Falls Theatre*
Parks Day

Saturday, July 16

Explore the best of Waterton’s behind-the-scenes secrets.

Science and History Day

July 26 

Would you like to hear first-hand accounts of the latest wildlife, vegetation and historical discoveries in Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park? This incredible day gives researchers, scientists and historians the opportunity to share their knowledge and findings with the public. This special event, which alternates between the two parks, is in Waterton Lakes National Park this year.

Perseids Meteor Shower

Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13 

Check out our amazing night skies during the Perseids meteor shower (clear skies permitting).

Waterton Pow Wow

Wednesday, August 24

Participate in traditional and contemporary aboriginal dancing, music, art, and cuisine.

Waterton Wildlife Weekend

September 23 - 25

Waterton’s wildlife is at its best in the fall. This special weekend features a variety of wildlife events.

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