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Whether you’re out for a leisurely hike or a longer adventure, make your trip a safe one by checking the latest conditions.

Avalanche conditions

The avalanche danger is variable and can range from low to high. Travelling early in the day is recommended, as conditions can change rapidly in short periods of time due to daytime warming.

Spring hiking and walking

Sections of ice and snow still exist on most trails and paths. Use ice cleats and hiking poles to prevent slips and falls. Be mindful of higher water levels and increased water speeds in lakes and rivers.

Around town

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Kootenai Brown Trail Variable conditions. 19-06-2020: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Easy Prince of Wales Loop Trail Variable conditions. 19-06-2020: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Easy Townsite Loop Trail Variable conditions. 19-06-2020: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate Alderson Lake (from Townsite trailhead) Variable conditions. 19-06-2020: No access via Akamina Parkway; Trail is in good condition; Snow at high elevation ; Trail details
Moderate Bear's Hump Trail Variable conditions. 02-07-2020: Bear’s Hump trail is now open; Trail is in good condition; Please note: The Bear's Hump trail will be closed between 7 am and 10 am on Friday, July 3 for contractor work.; Trail details
Moderate Bertha Lake Trail Variable conditions. 26-06-2020: Bridge over Bertha Creek near Lower Bertha Falls is closed; Snow at high elevation ; Trail details
Moderate Crandell Loop Trail Variable conditions. 26-06-2020: Minor rough sections; Trail details
Easy Linnet Lake Loop Trail Variable conditions. 19-06-2020: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Difficult Crypt Lake Trail Variable conditions. 19-06-2020: This hike requires a boat shuttle to and from the trailhead. Contact Waterton Shoreline Cruise Co. (403 859 2362) for shuttle schedule and availability, particularly during spring and fall; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate Lower Bertha Falls Trail Variable conditions. 26-06-2020: Bridge over Bertha Creek near Lower Bertha Falls is closed; Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate Lakeshore Trail Variable conditions. 19-06-2020: Trail is in good condition; Trail details

Akamina Parkway

Akamina Parkway is closed to all traffic for major reconstruction. An Area Closure is in effect. This work closure is expected to continue into late 2020.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Akamina Lake Trail Closed. 19-06-2020: Construction work in progress; Trail details
Easy Cameron Lakeshore Trail Closed. 19-06-2020: Construction work in progress; Trail details
Moderate Rowe Lakes Trail: Lower Rowe Lakes Trail Closed. 19-06-2020: Construction work in progress; Trail details
Moderate Rowe Lakes Trail: Upper Rowe Lakes Trail Closed. 19-06-2020: Construction work in progress; Trail details
Moderate Boundary Creek Trail Closed. 19-06-2020: Construction work in progress; Trail details
Difficult Carthew-Alderson Trail Closed. 19-06-2020: Construction work in progress; Trail details
Difficult Tamarack Trail (from Rowe Meadow to Lone Lake) Partially closed, check trail details for additional information. 26-06-2020: No access via Akamina Parkway; Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate Summit Lake Trail Closed. 26-06-2020: Construction work in progress; Trail details
Moderate Lineham Falls Trail Closed. 26-06-2020: Construction work in progress; Trail details
Moderate Akamina Pass Trail Closed. 26-06-2020: Construction work in progress; Trail details
Easy Crandell Lake Trail (Akamina Parkway) Closed. 26-06-2020: Construction work in progress; Trail details

Red Rock Parkway

Red Rock Parkway is now open to motor vehicle traffic.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Blakiston Falls Variable conditions. 01-06-2020: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate Lost Lake Trail Variable conditions. 26-06-2020: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Difficult Avion Ridge Variable conditions. 01-06-2020: Unmaintained trail; Trail details
Moderate Bellevue Trail Variable conditions. 01-06-2020: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Snowshoe Trail Variable conditions. 01-06-2020: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Red Rock Canyon Loop Trail Variable conditions. 26-06-2020: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Difficult Blakiston Valley Trail Variable conditions. 26-06-2020: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate Twin Lakes Trail Variable conditions. 26-06-2020: Snow at high elevation ; Trail details
Difficult South Kootenay Pass Trail Variable conditions. 26-06-2020: Snow at high elevation ; Trail details
Difficult Sage Pass Trail Variable conditions. 26-06-2020: Snow at high elevation ; Trail details
Difficult Lone Lake Trail Variable conditions. 19-06-2020: Not yet maintained; Snow at high elevation ; Trail details
Difficult Goat Lake Trail Variable conditions. 26-06-2020: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Easy Crandell Lake Trail (Red Rock Parkway) Variable conditions. 19-06-2020: Minor rough sections; Trail is in good condition; Trail details

Eastern areas / Highway 6

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult Vimy Trail (from Wishbone junction) Variable conditions. 19-06-2020: Trail overgrown with vegetation; Snow at high elevation ; Trail details
Moderate Wishbone Trail Variable conditions. 26-06-2020: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate Horseshoe Basin Trail Variable conditions. 19-06-2020: Route finding may be necessary; Trail overgrown with vegetation; Trail details