Areas of Waterton Lakes National Park remain closed due to safety hazards and infrastructure damage from the Kenow Wildfire. Visit our What's open page for an up-to-date list of open areas.

Waterton Lakes National Park is open year round.

Our peak season is in the summer months. If you are planning to visit during these months, especially July and August, be sure to plan ahead.

Our visitor centre offers maps, brochures, permits, backcountry reservations, up-to-date park information, weather, trail, avalanche and road reports, interpretive exhibits and events.

Parks Canada services

Parks Canada is operating a temporary visitor centre in the townsite at the Lion’s Hall on Fountain Avenue.

Service Hours of operation
Visitor centre

May 6 - June 20, 9 am to 5 pm
June 21 - August 30, 8 am to 7 pm
August 31 - Oct 14, 8 am to 4 pm

Park gate Variable hours.
Community services

The Waterton townsite offers a variety of services, accommodations, dining opportunities, shops and attractions.

From late fall to early spring, most facilities are closed and few services are available. Please contact the Waterton Lakes Chamber of Commerce for more information.

Facilities and services available in the community of Waterton:

RCMP (police)
Post office
ATM machines
Small grocery store
Camping supply stores
Fuel station (May to October)
Self-service laundry
Equipment rentals
Recreation facilities
Restaurants, lounges & cafes
Hotels, lodges & bed and breakfasts (most offer Wi-Fi access)
Gift and souvenir stores
Pool and spa facilities
Church services
Public restrooms
Wheelchair accessible

Equipment rentals, activities, golf course, horse stables, boat tours on Upper Waterton Lake are also available.

Free Wi-Fi is provided by the Waterton Community Broadband Network (WCBN) in the Townsite Campground. Enhanced Wi-Fi for streaming is available for a fee. If you have any questions or concerns you can email at Most restaurants and hotels in the Waterton community offer Wi-Fi access. 

The nearby communities of Pincher Creek, Cardston, Mountain View and Twin Butte also offer a variety of services including hotels, motels, bed and breakfast and ranch vacations.