The prairies of Alberta meet the peaks of the Rocky Mountains in Waterton Lakes National Park. This beautiful landscape was impacted by a wildfire in September 2017, resulting in areas of the park being closed to the public. We appreciate the public’s support and understanding as Parks Canada works to make Waterton Lakes National Park safe for future visits.
Visiting Waterton Lakes National Park after the Kenow Wildfire
Hours of operation
The park is open year round.
What's open in 2018
Free admission for youth in 2018. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list
Travel tips and ideas
Some tips to help you make the most of your visit to Waterton Lakes National Park in 2018.
Bar U Ranch National Historic Site
Ride into history on a wagon pulled by Percheron horses to discover the life of a ranching cowboy from the late 1800s. Back-dropped by the Rocky Mountains - it’s a true Alberta experience!
Banff National Park
Founded in 1885, Banff is Canada’s first national park and part of the first national park system in the world. With its soaring peaks, azure lakes and abundant wildlife, this Rocky Mountain park attracts millions of visitors every year.
Yoho National Park
In the shadow of the Great Divide, Yoho’s towering rockwalls, spectacular waterfalls and soaring peaks reveal the secrets of ancient life, the power of ice and water and the stories of plants and animals that continue to evolve today.
Kootenay National Park
With diverse terrain embracing everything from arid grasslands to glaciers, Kootenay National Park offers the full Rocky Mountain experience along the historic Banff-Windermere Highway. Take a scenic drive or stay and explore the park’s treasures.