Waterton Lakes National Park is open year round.
Our peak visitor season is during July and August. If you are planning a trip to the park during these months, be sure to book your accommodation in advance.
From late fall to early spring, most facilities are closed and few services are available. Most services are located in the community of Waterton.
There are several hotels, lodges and bed and breakfasts; restaurants and lounges; one fuel station (May-October); camping supply stores, grocery stores, gift shops and ATM machines; a variety of church services; pool and spa facilities, tennis courts, playgrounds; a post office, theatre and launderette. Most restaurants and hotels offer Wi-Fi access.
Interpretive guides, equipment rentals, activities, golf course, horse stables, boat tours on Upper Waterton Lake and canoe or rowboat rentals at Cameron Lake are also available.
The nearby communities of Pincher Creek, Cardston, Mountain View and Twin Butte also offer a variety of services including hotels, motels, bed and breakfast and ranch vacations.
|Park facilities and services||When open (subject to weather)|
|Park gate||Year round, variable hours.|
|Park reception||Year round, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Visitor information centre||
|Crandell Mountain Campground||May 18 to September 4 (no reservations at this campground).|
|Crandell Tipis||July 1 to August 25.|
|Belly River Campground||May 12 to September 25.|
|Pass Creek (winter campground)||October 31 to April 15 (open once Townsite Campground closes).|
|Red Rock Parkway, including picnic sites||First weekend in May to October 31.|
Akamina Parkway (entire road)
Akamina Parkway (to Little Prairie Picnic Area only)
First weekend in May to October 31.
November 1 to first weekend in May.
|Chief Mountain Highway, including picnic sites||
|Heritage Centre (operated by Waterton Natural History Association)||May 15 to September 20.|