Fall interpretive programs

Come explore with our interpreters and experience Waterton Lakes National Park in the fall. Check out our discovery tables, head out on the trails, explore the park after dark and learn about migratory birds.

All interpretive programs and activities listed are included with your national park entry fee.

Our October guided night hikes are cancelled due to snow and ice on the trail. All other programs will run as scheduled. As an addition, on October 12, join us for hot chocolate and a campfire program at Pass Creek Day Use Area, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Discovery stations

Keep your eye out for Parks Canada interpreters in town Saturday and Sunday afternoons. They will tell you all about fire renewal, wildlife sightings or restoration projects in the park. Programs may be cancelled due to weather.

Interpreters may be at Cameron Falls, the Marina or beside the Blackfoot Cultural Centre 
Saturdays and Sundays through to October 13
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm (2 hours)

Guided bird walks

Borrow binoculars and peer into the lives of migratory birds making their fall stop in Waterton on their travels to winter destinations on this gentle guided walk along the Wishbone trail. Afterwards, join a park interpreter at the Maskinonge Day Use Area to explore aquatic adaptations of birds occupying the wetlands through interactive activities, artefacts and scope viewing. We have snowshoes to lend to visitors if needed.

Meet at the Wishbone trailhead
October 6
9:30 am to 11:30 am (2 hours)

Wetland waterfowl viewing

Join a park interpreter at the Maskinonge Day Use Area to explore aquatic adaptations of birds occupying the wetlands through interactive activities, artefacts and scope viewing. Drop-in discovery station.

Maskinonge Day Use Area
October 6
12 pm to 2:30 pm

Fall photography 101

Bring your camera or smartphone and learn how to capture amazing autumn memories of Waterton Lakes National Park on this easy morning guided stroll. Dress for the weather. We have snowshoes to lend to visitors if needed.

Meet at Emerald Bay
October 6 and 12
10 am to 12 pm (2 hours)

Thanksgiving stroll

Wear a cozy sweater and join Anna and Natalie for a walk around the Prince of Wales Hotel National Historic Site. Enjoy the vista of mountains meeting prairies and learn about the elements, flora and fauna that make their home here.

Meet at Linnet Lake parking area
October 13
10 am to 11:30 am (1.5 hours)