As of June 1, Waterton Lakes National Park began a gradual reopening of some outdoor areas, facilities and services. Please check our website regularly for the current status of this location and others

Waterton Lakes National Park is located in the southwest corner of Alberta, sharing borders with the U.S.A. to the south and British Columbia to the west. The park is easily accessible by car, with the closest international airport in Calgary, a scenic 270-kilometre drive away. The park can be explored in a day, though many visitors use the community of Waterton Park as a base. Arrange your accommodation in advance.

Getting here

Waterton Lakes National Park is located in southwest Alberta, 271 km south of Calgary and 132 km southwest of Lethbridge.
Getting here

For current road information: Check 511 Alberta or dial 511 (in Alberta only).

Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Facilities and services

Quick facts

Some highlights of Waterton Lakes National Park:

  • Rolling prairies meet Rocky Mountains in Waterton Lakes National Park, creating a dazzling diversity of scenery.
  • No other national park in Canada protects as much wildlife in such a small area, enabling visitors to spot everything from bighorn sheep to grizzlies.
  • On its southern border, the park connects with Glacier National Park in Montana, U.S.A., forming the world’s first International Peace Park.