Coronavirus (COVID-19): All Parks Canada facilities are temporarily closed, all visitor services and all motor vehicle access by visitors are suspended until further notice.

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.

Winter recreation

The roads and trails listed below will be trackset or groomed when conditions allow. The Akamina and Red Rock parkways are open for non-motorized use (winter recreation) this winter. Treat the parkways as backcountry terrain and travel with caution.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Akamina Parkway Variable conditions. 23-03-2020: Avalanche terrain; Snow covered, variable conditions;  
Easy Chief Mountain Highway Variable conditions. 23-03-2020: Snow covered, variable conditions;  
Easy Red Rock Parkway Variable conditions. 23-03-2020: Snow covered, variable conditions;  
Easy Wishbone Variable conditions. 23-03-2020: Snow covered, variable conditions;  

Around town

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Kootenai Brown Trail Open. 09-03-2020: Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Easy Prince of Wales Loop Trail Open. 09-03-2020: Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Easy Townsite Loop Trail Open. 09-03-2020: Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Alderson Lake (from Townsite trailhead) Open. 09-03-2020: Snow covered, variable conditions; Avalanche danger; Trail details
Moderate Bear's Hump Trail Closed. 09-03-2020: Closed due to wildfire; Trail details
Moderate Bertha Lake Trail Open. 09-03-2020: Snow covered, variable conditions; Avalanche danger; Trail details
Moderate Crandell Loop Trail Open. 09-03-2020: Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Easy Linnet Lake Loop Trail Open. 09-03-2020: Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Difficult Crypt Lake Trail Open. 09-03-2020: 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; Winter conditions; Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Moderate Lower Bertha Falls Trail Open. 09-03-2020: Snow covered, variable conditions; Avalanche danger; Trail details
Moderate Lakeshore Trail Open. 09-03-2020: Snow covered, variable conditions; Avalanche danger; 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. 09-03-2020: Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Easy Cameron Lakeshore Trail Open. 09-03-2020: Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Rowe Lakes Trail: Lower Rowe Lakes Trail Open. 09-03-2020: Avalanche terrain; Snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Rowe Lakes Trail: Upper Rowe Lakes Trail Open. 09-03-2020: Avalanche terrain; Snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Boundary Creek Trail Open. 09-03-2020: Avalanche terrain; Snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Difficult Carthew-Alderson Trail Open. 09-03-2020: Avalanche terrain; Snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Difficult Tamarack Trail (from Rowe Meadow to Lone Lake) Open. 09-03-2020: Avalanche terrain; Snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Summit Lake Trail Open. 09-03-2020: Avalanche terrain; Snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Lineham Falls Trail Open. 09-03-2020: Avalanche terrain; Snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Akamina Pass Trail Open. 09-03-2020: Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Easy Crandell Lake Trail (Akamina Parkway) Open. 09-03-2020: Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; 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. 09-03-2020: Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Lost Lake Trail Open. 09-03-2020: Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Difficult Avion Ridge Open. 09-03-2020: Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Moderate Bellevue Trail Open. 09-03-2020: Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Snowshoe Trail Open. 09-03-2020: Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Easy Red Rock Canyon Loop Trail Open. 09-03-2020: Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Difficult Blakiston Valley Trail Open. 09-03-2020: Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Twin Lakes Trail Open. 09-03-2020: Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Difficult South Kootenay Pass Trail Open. 09-03-2020: Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Difficult Sage Pass Trail Open. 09-03-2020: Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Difficult Lone Lake Trail Open. 09-03-2020: Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Difficult Goat Lake Trail Open. 09-03-2020: Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Easy Crandell Lake Trail (Red Rock Parkway) Open. 09-03-2020: Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details

Eastern areas / Highway 6

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult Vimy Trail (from Wishbone junction) Open. 09-03-2020: Avalanche terrain; Snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Wishbone Trail Open. 09-03-2020: Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Horseshoe Basin Trail Open. 09-03-2020: Icy and snow covered, variable conditions; Avalanche terrain; Trail details