Camping

In 2020, Parks Canada is operating two vehicle-accessible (frontcountry) 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 due to extensive infrastructure damage from the Kenow Wildfire.

At this time, there is limited availability in Townsite Campground loops B and H for the 2020 season. Townsite Campground loops east of Cameron Creek (A, C, D, E, F, G) remain under construction in 2020. Parks Canada will provide updates as this work progresses. Visit our Infrastructure projects page for further information.

Backcountry camping

Backcountry camping is a great way to experience the wilderness of Waterton Lakes National Park. There are nine wilderness campgrounds in the park.

Group camping

Reservations can be made for the Belly River group camp. This camping area is only for groups of 25 or more. Please call (403) 859-2224.

Winter camping

Pass Creek Day Use Area, 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 cabin 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.