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, located at the Lion’s Hall on Fountain Avenue.

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.

Telephone: 403-859-5133
Email: pc.watertoninfo.pc@canada.ca

Visitor Centre - 2019 hours of operation
Date Hours
August 31 - October 14 8 am to 4 pm
October 15 - December 23 Monday to Friday - 8 am to 4 pm
Saturday and Sunday - 9 am to 5 pm

Park Gate - hours of operation
Date Hours
Fall/winter 2019-20 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
Theatre
Playground
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 info@wcbn.ca. 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.