Areas of Waterton Lakes National Park remain closed due to safety hazards and infrastructure damage from the Kenow Wildfire. Visit our What's open in 2018 page for an up-to-date list of open areas.


In 2018, Parks Canada is operating two vehicle-accessible campgrounds in Waterton Lakes National Park: Townsite Campground (reservable) and Belly River Campground (non-reservable / available on a first-come, first-served basis).

Crandell Mountain Campground is closed for the 2018 operating season.

Equipped Campsites with Parks Canada and MEC

Waterton Lakes National Park, in partnership with MEC, offers Equipped Camping at Townsite Campground.

Backcountry camping

Some backcounty campgrounds have reopened. Check here for a listing.

Winter camping

Pass Creek picnic site, located on the Entrance Parkway about four kilometers from the entrance gate, offers a sheltered winter campground, free of charge.

The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) operate a backcountry hut in Waterton Lakes National Park (Cameron Lake Cabin), providing overnight accommodation in the winter.

Private accommodations

For information on private accommodations in and around the park, visit Waterton Lakes Chamber of Commerce.