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

Avalanche season is here!

Much of the mountain area within Waterton Lakes National Park is avalanche terrain. Know before you go. Visit avalanche.pc.gc.ca for the latest avalanche conditions.

Winter hiking and walking

Watch for icy sections on paths and trails. Use ice cleats and hiking poles to prevent slips and falls.

Around town

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Kootenai Brown Trail Open. 20-11-2019: Snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Easy Prince of Wales Loop Trail Open. 20-11-2019: Snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Easy Townsite Loop Trail Open. 20-11-2019: Snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Alderson Lake (from Townsite trailhead) Open. 20-11-2019: Snow covered, variable conditions; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Moderate Bear's Hump Trail Closed. 20-11-2019: Closed due to wildfire; Trail details
Moderate Bertha Lake Trail Open. 20-11-2019: Snow covered, variable conditions; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Moderate Crandell Loop Trail Partially closed, check trail details for additional information. 20-11-2019: No access via Akamina Parkway; Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Winter conditions; Trail details
Easy Linnet Lake Loop Trail Open. 20-11-2019: Snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Difficult Crypt Lake Trail Open. 28-10-2019: 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; Winter conditions; Trail details
Moderate Lower Bertha Falls Trail Open. 20-11-2019: Snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Lakeshore Trail Open. 20-11-2019: Snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details

Akamina Parkway

The Akamina Parkway is closed for construction until December 20, 2019, when it will open for non-motorized use (winter recreation).

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Akamina Lake Trail Open. 20-11-2019: No access via Akamina Parkway; Snow covered, variable conditions; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Easy Cameron Lakeshore Trail Open. 20-11-2019: No access via Akamina Parkway; Snow covered, variable conditions; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Moderate Rowe Lakes Trail: Lower Rowe Lakes Trail Open. 20-11-2019: No access via Akamina Parkway; Snow covered, variable conditions; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Moderate Rowe Lakes Trail: Upper Rowe Lakes Trail Open. 20-11-2019: No access via Akamina Parkway; Snow covered, variable conditions; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Moderate Boundary Creek Trail Open. 20-11-2019: No access via Akamina Parkway; Snow covered, variable conditions; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Difficult Carthew-Alderson Trail Open. 20-11-2019: No access via Akamina Parkway; Snow covered, variable conditions; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Difficult Tamarack Trail (from Rowe Meadow to Lone Lake) Open. 20-11-2019: No access via Akamina Parkway; Snow covered, variable conditions; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Moderate Summit Lake Trail Open. 20-11-2019: No access via Akamina Parkway; Snow covered, variable conditions; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Moderate Lineham Falls Trail Open. 20-11-2019: No access via Akamina Parkway; Snow covered, variable conditions; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Moderate Akamina Pass Trail Open. 20-11-2019: No access via Akamina Parkway; Snow covered, variable conditions; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Easy Crandell Lake Trail (Akamina Parkway) Closed. 20-11-2019: Construction work in progress; Trail details

Red Rock Parkway

The Red Rock Parkway is open for hiking and biking (non-motorized use).

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Blakiston Falls Open. 20-11-2019: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Snow covered, variable conditions; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Moderate Lost Lake Trail Open. 20-11-2019: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Snow covered, variable conditions; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Difficult Avion Ridge Open. 20-11-2019: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Snow covered, variable conditions; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Moderate Bellevue Trail Open. 20-11-2019: Snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Easy Red Rock Canyon Loop Trail Open. 20-11-2019: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Snow covered, variable conditions; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Moderate Snowshoe Trail Open. 20-11-2019: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Snow covered, variable conditions; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Difficult Blakiston Valley Trail Open. 20-11-2019: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Snow covered, variable conditions; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Moderate Twin Lakes Trail Open. 20-11-2019: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Snow covered, variable conditions; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Difficult South Kootenay Pass Trail Open. 20-11-2019: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Snow covered, variable conditions; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Difficult Sage Pass Trail Open. 20-11-2019: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Snow covered, variable conditions; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Difficult Lone Lake Trail Open. 20-11-2019: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Snow covered, variable conditions; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Difficult Goat Lake Trail Open. 20-11-2019: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Snow covered, variable conditions; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Easy Crandell Lake Trail (Red Rock Parkway) Open. 20-11-2019: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Snow covered, variable conditions; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details

Eastern areas / Highway 6

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult Vimy Trail (from Wishbone junction) Open. 20-11-2019: Snow covered, variable conditions; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Moderate Wishbone Trail Open. 20-11-2019: Snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Horseshoe Basin Trail Open. 20-11-2019: Route finding may be necessary; Snow covered, variable conditions; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details