Waterton Lakes National Park is open and ready to welcome visitors. Recreational opportunities are available to explore the park this fall and winter.
We encourage visitors to plan ahead and prepare, to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.
When planning your visit, remember some areas remain closed as a result of the Kenow Wildfire in 2017. Consult our list of current infrastructure projects for potential impacts to your trip.
For information on what is open and closed, explore the topics below. Check back for updates.
|Townsite||Highway 5||2019 operating dates: April 12 to November 1 (weather permitting).|
|Belly River||Highway 6||Closed for the season.|
|Crandell Mountain||Red Rock Parkway||Closed as a result of the Kenow Wildfire of 2017.|
|Backcountry campgrounds||Various||Some backcountry campgrounds are closed as a result of the Kenow Wildfire. Check here for a listing.|
|Pass Creek||Highway 5||Open November 1, 2019 to April 1, 2020 (winter camping).|
Reservations for Townsite Campground open January 10, 2019 (8 am MST) for stays from May 10, 2019 to September 11, 2019.
Scenic drives and roads
|Akamina Parkway from townsite to Cameron Lake||Akamina Parkway entrance, from Highway 5||Closed for construction until December 1, 2019, when it will open for non-motorized use (winter recreation).
|Red Rock Parkway to Red Rock Canyon||Red Rock Parkway entrance, from Highway 5||Open to non-motorized use (hiking & cycling).
|Chief Mountain Highway||Highway 6||Open. Chief Mountain border crossing is closed October 1, 2019 to May 14, 2020.|
|Bison overlook to Bellevue / Horseshoe trailhead||Highway 5||Open.|
|Bison Paddock Loop Road||Highway 5||Closed.|
Overlooks and lookouts
|Overlook (road accessible)||Access||Status|
|Entrance Road||Highway 5||Open.|
|Bison Paddock overlook||Highway 6||Open.|
|Chief Mountain||Highway 6.||Open.|
|Prince of Wales hill||Highway 5.||Open.|
|Driftwood Beach||Highway 5||Open.|
|Emerald Bay||Highway 5||Open.|
|Hay Barn||Highway 5||Open.|
|Knight's Lake||Highway 5||Open.|
|Linnet Bay||Highway 5||Open.|
|Maskinonge||Highway 6 and 5||Open.|
|Pass Creek||Highway 5||Open.|
|Cameron Lake||Akamina Parkway||Open.|
|Little Prairie||Akamina Parkway||Closed.|
|Red Rock Canyon||Red Rock Parkway||Open.|
|Lost Horse Creek||Red Rock Parkway||Closed.|
|Coppermine Creek||Red Rock Parkway||Closed.|