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

Avalanche safety

Most of the trails in the park travel through avalanche terrain. Plan ahead and know the risks. You are responsible for your own safety.

Avalanche information 
Icy and muddy trails

Watch your step! Trails may be slippery. Wear appropriate footwear and consider trekking poles when navigating wet or icy sections.

Winter safety 

Winter recreation

Akamina Parkway is open to vehicles up to Little Prairie Day Use Area. Parks Canada will set cross-country skiing tracks between Little Prairie and Cameron Lake as conditions allow.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Cameron Ski Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Groomed with tracks set on both sides; Trail details
Easy Dipper Ski Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Snow covered; Temporary bridge structures are in place. Use caution when crossing; Trail details

Around town

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Kootenai Brown Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Winter conditions; Trail details
Easy Prince of Wales Loop Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Winter conditions; Trail details
Easy Townsite Loop Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Winter conditions; Trail details
Difficult Alderson-Carthew Trail (from Townsite trailhead) Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Winter conditions; Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Moderate Bear's Hump Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Winter conditions; Trail details
Moderate Bertha Lake Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Winter conditions; Avalanche terrain; Temporary bridge structures are in place. Use caution when crossing; Trail details
Moderate Townsite-Crandell Lake Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Winter conditions; Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Easy Linnet Lake Loop Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Winter conditions; Trail details
Difficult Crypt Lake Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: 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; Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Moderate Lower Bertha Falls Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Winter conditions; Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Moderate Lakeshore Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Winter conditions; Avalanche terrain; Trail details

Akamina Parkway

Akamina Parkway is open to vehicles up to Little Prairie Day Use Area.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Akamina Lake Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: The Akamina Parkway is closed to vehicles from Little Prairie Day Use Area to Cameron Lake; Winter conditions; Trail details
Easy Cameron Lakeshore Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: The Akamina Parkway is closed to vehicles from Little Prairie Day Use Area to Cameron Lake; Winter conditions; Trail details
Moderate Rowe Lakes Trail: Lower Rowe Lakes Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Moderate Rowe Lakes Trail: Upper Rowe Lakes Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Moderate Boundary Creek Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Open to the Canada-U.S.A border; Trail not maintained often; Trail details
Difficult Carthew-Alderson Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: The Akamina Parkway is closed to vehicles from Little Prairie Day Use Area to Cameron Lake; Winter conditions; Trail details
Difficult Tamarack Trail (from Rowe Meadow to Lone Lake) Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Moderate Summit Lake Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: The Akamina Parkway is closed to vehicles from Little Prairie Day Use Area to Cameron Lake; Winter conditions; Trail details
Moderate Lineham Falls Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Moderate Akamina Pass Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: The Akamina Parkway is closed to vehicles from Little Prairie Day Use Area to Cameron Lake; Winter conditions; Trail details
Easy Crandell Lake Trail (Akamina Parkway) Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Winter conditions; Trail details

Red Rock Parkway

Red Rock Parkway is available for hiking, biking and winter recreation. The road is closed to vehicles for the season.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Blakiston Falls Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Winter conditions; Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Trail details
Moderate Lost Lake Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Winter conditions; Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Trail details
Difficult Avion Ridge Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Winter conditions; Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Moderate Bellevue Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Winter conditions; Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Trail details
Moderate Snowshoe Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Winter conditions; Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Trail details
Easy Red Rock Canyon Loop Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Winter conditions; Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Trail details
Difficult Blakiston Valley Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Winter conditions; Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Trail details
Moderate Twin Lakes Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Winter conditions; Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Difficult South Kootenay Pass Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Winter conditions; Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Difficult Sage Pass Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Winter conditions; Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Difficult Lone Lake Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Winter conditions; Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Difficult Goat Lake Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Winter conditions; Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Easy Crandell Lake Trail (Red Rock Parkway) Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Winter conditions; Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Trail details

Eastern areas / Highway 6

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult Vimy Trail (from Wishbone junction) Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Moderate Wishbone Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Winter conditions; Trail details
Moderate Horseshoe Basin Trail Variable conditions. 04-01-2021: Route finding may be necessary; Avalanche terrain; Trail details