Important bulletin: An area closure is in place for a prescribed fire operation.

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
Watch your step!

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

Safety Information 

Around town

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Kootenai Brown Trail Mainly Dry. 11-05-2022: Snow patches; Trail details
Easy Prince of Wales Loop Trail Mainly Dry. 11-05-2022: Snow patches; Trail details
Easy Townsite Loop Trail Mainly Dry. 11-05-2022: Snow patches; Trail details
Difficult Alderson-Carthew Trail (from Townsite trailhead) Snow at higher elevations. 11-05-2022: Snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Bear's Hump Trail Good. 11-05-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Bertha Lake Trail Snowbound. 11-05-2022: Avalanche debris on trail; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Moderate Townsite-Crandell Lake Trail Snow at higher elevations. 11-05-2022: Snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Easy Linnet Lake Loop Trail Mainly Dry. 11-05-2022: Snow patches; Trail details
Difficult Crypt Lake Trail Snowbound. 11-05-2022: 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; Trail details
Moderate Lower Bertha Falls Trail Snow covered with wet, muddy and slippery sections. 11-05-2022: Avalanche debris on trail; Trail details
Moderate Lakeshore Trail Snow covered with wet, muddy and slippery sections. 11-05-2022: Avalanche debris on trail; Trail details

Akamina Parkway

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Akamina Lake Trail Snow covered with icy sections. 11-05-2022: The Akamina Parkway is closed to vehicles from Little Prairie Day Use Area to Cameron Lake; Trail details
Easy Cameron Lakeshore Trail Snow covered with icy sections. 11-05-2022: The Akamina Parkway is closed to vehicles from Little Prairie Day Use Area to Cameron Lake; Trail details
Moderate Rowe Lakes Trail: Lower Rowe Lakes Trail Snow covered with icy sections. 11-05-2022: Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Moderate Rowe Lakes Trail: Upper Rowe Lakes Trail Snow covered with icy sections. 11-05-2022: Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Moderate Boundary Creek Trail Spring conditions. 11-05-2022: Open to the Canada-U.S.A border; Trail not maintained often; Trail details
Difficult Carthew-Alderson Trail Snow covered with icy sections. 11-05-2022: The Akamina Parkway is closed to vehicles from Little Prairie Day Use Area to Cameron Lake; Trail details
Difficult Tamarack Trail (from Rowe Meadow to Lone Lake) Snow covered with icy sections. 11-05-2022: Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Moderate Summit Lake Trail Snow covered with icy sections. 11-05-2022: The Akamina Parkway is closed to vehicles from Little Prairie Day Use Area to Cameron Lake; Trail details
Moderate Lineham Falls Trail Snow covered with icy sections. 11-05-2022: Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Moderate Akamina Pass Trail Snow covered with icy sections. 11-05-2022: Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Easy Crandell Lake Trail (Akamina Parkway) Spring conditions. 11-05-2022: Snow covered sections; Trail details

Red Rock Parkway

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Blakiston Falls Snow at higher elevations. 11-05-2022: Snow covered, variable conditions; Snow covered sections; Trail details
Moderate Lost Lake Trail Snow at higher elevations. 11-05-2022: Snow covered, variable conditions; Snow covered sections; Trail details
Difficult Avion Ridge Snow at higher elevations. 11-05-2022: Snow covered, variable conditions; Snow covered sections; Trail details
Moderate Bellevue Trail Snow at higher elevations. 11-05-2022: Snow covered, variable conditions; Snow covered sections; Trail details
Moderate Snowshoe Trail Snow at higher elevations. 11-05-2022: Snow covered, variable conditions; Snow covered sections; Trail details
Easy Red Rock Canyon Loop Trail Snow at higher elevations. 11-05-2022: Snow covered, variable conditions; Snow covered sections; Trail details
Difficult Blakiston Valley Trail Snow at higher elevations. 11-05-2022: Snow covered, variable conditions; Snow covered sections; Trail details
Moderate Twin Lakes Trail Snow at higher elevations. 11-05-2022: Snow covered, variable conditions; Snow covered sections; Trail details
Difficult South Kootenay Pass Trail Snow at higher elevations. 11-05-2022: Snow covered, variable conditions; Snow covered sections; Trail details
Difficult Sage Pass Trail Snow at higher elevations. 11-05-2022: Snow covered, variable conditions; Snow covered sections; Trail details
Difficult Lone Lake Trail Snow at higher elevations. 11-05-2022: Snow covered, variable conditions; Snow covered sections; Trail details
Difficult Goat Lake Trail Snow at higher elevations. 11-05-2022: Snow covered, variable conditions; Snow covered sections; Trail details
Easy Crandell Lake Trail (Red Rock Parkway) Snow at higher elevations. 11-05-2022: Snow covered, variable conditions; Snow covered sections; Trail details

Eastern areas / Highway 6

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult Vimy Trail (from Wishbone junction) Closed. 04-05-2022: Prescribed fire in area; Trail details
Moderate Wishbone Trail Closed. 04-05-2022: Prescribed fire in area; Trail details
Moderate Horseshoe Basin Trail Snow at higher elevations. 11-05-2022: Route finding skills essential; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details

Entrance and parking lot status

Capacity status

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Entrance Road at Park Gate Open. 11-05-2022: Have a nice day!;  
Easy Red Rock Canyon parking lots Open. 11-05-2022: Have a nice day!;  
Easy Cameron Lake parking lot Closed for the season. 24-02-2022: The Akamina Parkway is closed to vehicles from Little Prairie Day Use Area to Cameron Lake; Access via Red Rock Parkway;  
Easy Bear's Hump parking lot Open. 11-05-2022: Have a nice day!;  
Easy Townsite parking Open. 11-05-2022: Have a nice day!;