Ten winter experiences
Here are some tips and ideas to help you make the most of your visit to Waterton Lakes National Park this winter.
Go for a short trip or a longer day, exploring the fescue prairies, aspen forests and beaver ponds along the Red Rock Parkway.
Enjoy a family picnic at the Maskinonge day-use area and search for wildlife tracks in the snow.
Listen for chickadees while you cross country ski or snowshoe the Wishbone Trail. Try it under the brightness of a full moon and listen for howling coyotes.
Watch for elk on the Blakiston Fan and count how many bighorn sheep and deer you see in the townsite. Remember to give wildlife plenty of space - it’s their home too!
Visit the new Peace Park Plaza near the Marina and enjoy the views of Vimy Mountain across Upper Waterton Lake.
Test your birding skills and see if you can find the elusive dippers at Cameron Falls.
Star gaze this winter! Sip a hot chocolate while searching for the Big Dipper and Orion the Hunter constellations.
Walk up to the Prince of Wales hill and feel the force of winter’s winds (often they are warm chinook winds).
Do you own a fat bike? Try it out on the Red Rock Parkway or along a designated biking trails such as the Crandell Loop trail.
Experience winter camping at the Pass Creek picnic site and roast marshmallows over a crackling fire. Please note that spaces are limited.