Waterton Lakes National Park is open and ready to welcome visitors in 2019.
Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead to have the best possible experience.
Parks Canada encourages all visitors to drive carefully and to expect construction traffic and noise in the park.
When planning your visit, remember the Kenow Wildfire of 2017 has affected the park.
For more information on what is available in Waterton Lakes National Park this summer, please explore the topics below. Check back for updates.
|Townsite||Highway 5||2019 operating dates: April 12 to October 14.|
|Belly River||Highway 6||2019 operating dates: May 10 to September 11.|
|Crandell Mountain||Red Rock Parkway||Closed.|
|Backcountry campgrounds||Various||Some backcountry campgrounds are closed as a result of the Kenow Wildfire. Check here for a listing.|
|Pass Creek||Highway 5||Closed for the season. 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||Open to non-motorized use (hiking & cycling).
The Akamina Parkway will close from mid-September, 2019 to late 2019 for significant construction work.
|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.|
|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.|