All areas within Waterton Lakes National Park except for the park Entrance Road and the Waterton townsite are closed. All events and activities in the national park are also on hold until further notice. All front-country and back-country areas (including trails and water access) are closed and are being assessed for safety hazards due to the on-going Kenow Fire. Highways 5 and 6 and the Entrance Road into the Waterton townsite are now open. There is no stopping at any scenic pull-outs along the Entrance Road at this time. All other roads in the park are closed to the public as we assess and action hazards that are a result of the Kenow Fire. Contact the Information Line (403-859-5109) for more information.

With extraordinary natural charms packed into a compact space, Waterton Lakes National Park offers plenty to keep visitors busy. Sightsee on the park’s scenic roadways, and keep an eye out for abundant wildlife. Explore natural attractions, from a vivid red canyon to mist-cloaked waterfalls. Or check out the postcard-perfect community of Waterton Park, with great day hiking, a historic 1927 hotel and a range of water activities.

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  • ​Special events

    We have an exciting schedule of events in Waterton Lakes National Park as we celebrate Canada 150 in 2017.

  • Interpretive programs

    Experience Waterton Lakes National Park with a Parks Canada interpreter. We offer theatre programs, guided hikes and family programs.

  • Camping

    The best way to experience Waterton Lakes National Park is to stay overnight!

  • Hiking

    Waterton Lakes National Park has 200 km of hiking trails, ranging from easy strolls to strenuous hikes.

  • Red Chairs

    Parks Canada has five sets of red Adirondack chairs in scenic locations throughout Waterton Lakes National Park.

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