Take the Waterton Pledge

The Waterton Pledge is a promise you make to protect the ecological and commemorative integrity of Waterton Lakes National Park, for yourself and for future generations. There is no special ceremony, and you can take the pledge from anywhere, with anyone.

I pledge to protect Waterton Lakes National Park. Through what I say and what I do, I will lead by example and keep this place safe, where the mountains meet the prairies.

Take the pledge and challenge your friends to do the same. Visit our social media channels and show us what you do to protect the park while enjoying your visit. Use the hashtags #WatertonPledge and #Waterton125 to share your adventures and stories with us.

Put the pledge into action:

  • Leave no trace - take only photos, keep only memories.
  • Be safe - plan ahead and practice physical distancing when exploring Waterton Lakes National Park.
  • Keep it clean - clean your shoes before hitting the trails to stop the spread of invasive species.
  • Give wildlife space - respect all wildlife by giving them the space they need.
  • Stay on the trails - help protect plants by keeping on our trails.

Canada Day from home

Celebrating Canada Day is different this year. To protect the health and safety of all Canadians, Parks Canada has suspended in-person Canada Day events for 2020.

If you’re planning on staying home, get inspired with new ways to celebrate Canada Day for Waterton’s 125th year as a national park. Join our virtual celebrations or try your hand at baking traditional Canadian treats.

Activities for an at-home Canada Day 

The Waterton Lakes 125 Challenge

Healthy parks support healthy people. Participants in the Waterton Lakes 125 Challenge are invited to complete a log of their activities within Waterton Lakes National Park. These could include 125 minutes of outdoor activities/week, 125 km hiked in the park, 125 km cycled through the park, identifying 125 species of flora.

Please check back for more information on this activity.