Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

This location is:

Mostly open

Important information about your visit to Waterton Lakes National Park

Information on what is open in Waterton Lakes National Park, what services, activities and facilities are available, what visitors can expect, and how to prepare for a visit is listed in the sections below. This is an evolving situation and information will be updated regularly.

For more information, visit the Public Health Agency of Canada Coronavirus disease page and the Alberta Health Services Coronavirus disease page.

Changes that may affect your visit

Parks Canada visitor centre

  • The Visitor Centre information kiosk will be closed on Saturday, December 25. Regular operating hours resume on Sunday, December 26 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Our visitor centre is currently operating as an information kiosk, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for enquiries by telephone and email, and limited in-person services
  • Located at 404 Cameron Falls Drive in Waterton townsite
  • Phone: 403-859-5133
  • Email:

Public washroom facilities

  • The Cameron Falls washrooms are open
  • Washrooms in the visitor centre are available Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Primitive toilets are available at most Day use areas
  • Potable water is available at the Fire Hall

Road closures (updated October 29, 2021)

  • Chief Mountain Highway at the Belly River bridge
  • Akamina Parkway at Little Prairie day use area
  • Red Rock Parkway
  • Bison Paddock Loop Road

Check 511 Alberta for the latest road conditions and closures.

Day use/picnic areas

  • Little Prairie (parking available, facilities closed)
  • McNeely's (closed due to wildfire damage)
  • Coppermine Creek (closed for construction)
  • Hay Barn (parking available, facilities closed)
  • Knight's Lake (closed for construction)

Hiking and trails

  • The Lakeshore and Boundary Creek trails are closed at the United States border

Map: Map of hiking trails


  • All waters at Waterton Lakes National Park are closed for fishing from November 1, 2021 to May 15, 2022

Plan your visit

Stay informed

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