Parks Canada is committed to maintaining roads for pedestrians and vehicles. Following a snowfall, roads around the park are maintained so that winter visitor experiences remain available, park operations can continue and emergency services can access the townsite.
Parks Canada’s maintenance objectives are:
- Highways 5 and 6
- Entrance Road
- Community primary streets
- Akamina Parkway and Chief Mountain Highway (maintained to Waterton Valley Viewpoint until January)
- Remaining community streets
During extreme weather events, staff may need to focus on maintaining the highways and entrance roads before starting on townsite streets.
Akamina Parkway is open to vehicles to Little Prairie Day Use Area. The road will be plowed as necessary and morning closures are expected, to give snowplows the space to operate safely. 511 Alberta is the best place to check current parkway status.
Winter driving can be risky, so be prepared. Check for the latest road conditions and closures and weather conditions:
- For Alberta road conditions, visit 511 Alberta
- For British Columbia road conditions, visit Drive BC
- Current weather conditions
- 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
- The park’s electric vehicle charging stations will be available over winter
- Pack a winter survival kit: Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) emergency kit
- Winter driving: Top 10 tips from Transport Canada