An Area Closure has been issued for Bertha, Alderson-Carthew and Lakeshore trails due to increased avalanche risk.

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

Safety on land

Sometimes the unexpected happens and when it does, it's important that you are well informed and well prepared.

Safety Information 
Play, Clean, Go

The Kenow Wildfire has created a natural disturbance on the landscape and native plants in Waterton Lakes National Park..

Info on Play, Clean, Go 

Winter recreation - designated ski trails

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 Spring conditions. 12-04-2021: Distance (Little Prairie to Cameron Lake) 5 km round trip; Slushy sections ; minimal snow depth; Trail details
Easy Dipper Ski Trail Spring conditions 12-04-2021: Temporary bridge structures are in place. Use caution when crossing; Distance (Rowe trailhead to Little Prairie) 6.5 km round trip; Slushy sections ; minimal snow depth; Trail details

Around town

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Kootenai Brown Trail Variable conditions. 14-04-2021: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Prince of Wales Loop Trail Variable conditions. 14-04-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Townsite Loop Trail Variable conditions. 14-04-2021: Mainly dry; Trail details
Difficult Alderson-Carthew Trail (from Townsite trailhead) Closed. 16-04-2021: Avalanche danger; Trail details
Moderate Bear's Hump Trail Variable conditions. 14-04-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Bertha Lake Trail Closed. 16-04-2021: Avalanche danger; Trail details
Moderate Townsite-Crandell Lake Trail Variable conditions. 12-04-2021: Winter conditions; Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Easy Linnet Lake Loop Trail Variable conditions. 01-04-2021: Slushy sections ; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Crypt Lake Trail Variable conditions. 12-04-2021: 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 Closed. 16-04-2021: Avalanche danger; Trail details
Moderate Lakeshore Trail Closed. 16-04-2021: Avalanche danger; 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. 12-04-2021: 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. 12-04-2021: 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. 08-03-2021: Avalanche terrain; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Rowe Lakes Trail: Upper Rowe Lakes Trail Variable conditions. 08-03-2021: Avalanche terrain; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Boundary Creek Trail Variable conditions. 23-03-2021: Open to the Canada-U.S.A border; Trail not maintained often; Trail details
Difficult Carthew-Alderson Trail Variable conditions. 23-03-2021: 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. 08-03-2021: Winter conditions; Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Moderate Summit Lake Trail Variable conditions. 23-03-2021: 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. 08-03-2021: Avalanche terrain; Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Akamina Pass Trail Variable conditions. 23-03-2021: 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. 01-04-2021: Slushy sections ; Wet and muddy sections; 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. 08-03-2021: Winter conditions; Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Trail details
Moderate Lost Lake Trail Variable conditions. 08-03-2021: Winter conditions; Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Trail details
Difficult Avion Ridge Variable conditions. 08-03-2021: Winter conditions; Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Trail details
Moderate Bellevue Trail Variable conditions. 08-03-2021: Winter conditions; Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Trail details
Moderate Snowshoe Trail Variable conditions. 08-03-2021: Winter conditions; Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Trail details
Easy Red Rock Canyon Loop Trail Variable conditions. 08-03-2021: Winter conditions; Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Trail details
Difficult Blakiston Valley Trail Variable conditions. 08-03-2021: Winter conditions; Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Trail details
Moderate Twin Lakes Trail Variable conditions. 08-03-2021: Winter conditions; Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Trail details
Difficult South Kootenay Pass Trail Variable conditions. 08-03-2021: Winter conditions; Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Trail details
Difficult Sage Pass Trail Variable conditions. 08-03-2021: Winter conditions; Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Trail details
Difficult Lone Lake Trail Variable conditions. 08-03-2021: Winter conditions; Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Trail details
Difficult Goat Lake Trail Variable conditions. 08-03-2021: Winter conditions; Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Trail details
Easy Crandell Lake Trail (Red Rock Parkway) Variable conditions. 08-03-2021: 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. 08-03-2021: Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Moderate Wishbone Trail Variable conditions. 14-04-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Horseshoe Basin Trail Variable conditions. 08-03-2021: Route finding may be necessary; Avalanche terrain; Trail details