Coronavirus (COVID-19): All Parks Canada facilities are temporarily closed, all visitor services and all motor vehicle access by visitors are suspended until further notice.

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 in July and August, be sure to plan ahead.

From November to April, most facilities in the townsite are closed. Heated washrooms and running water are available at the Firehall and Cameron Falls.

Visitor centre

Parks Canada is operating a temporary visitor centre in Waterton townsite.

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

Visitors can purchase park passes from the visitor centre and park gate.

Contact us

Phone number: 403-859-5133
Email address:

Hours (winter)

Date: Monday to Friday
8 am to 4 pm

Date: Saturday and Sunday
9 am to 5 pm


Location: Lion's Hall, Fountain Avenue
Waterton Park, AB

Park gate

Staffed hours of service at the park gate vary during the winter season.