Visitors should be prepared for variable conditions in Waterton Lakes National Park in winter. Winter storms can create high snow volumes, drifting snow, poor visibility and icy roads.

Parks Canada plows roads in Waterton Lakes National Park in priority order, starting with Highways 5 and 6 and the Entrance Road.

Road conditions
  • For information about Alberta highway conditions, visit 511 Alberta
    • Call 1-855-391-9743 (toll-free) or dial 511 (inside Alberta only).
  • For British Columbia highway conditions, visit Drive BC
    • Call 1-800-550-4997 (toll-free).

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Weather forecast

Check the local weather forecast.

Travel tips

Make sure your vehicle has enough gas as there are no gas stations in the park in winter. The nearest service stations are in Pincher Creek and Mountain View.

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