One of the most amazing things about southern Alberta is the diversity of the landscape. Nowhere is that diversity more beautifully expressed than at the crossroads of Highways 5 and 6 in the southwest corner of the province. In a single moment the expansive golden prairie bursts open and transforms into a majestic mountain pass before your very eyes. Visitors call this spot on the map extraordinary. Locals call it Waterton.
Waterton National Park is a rare cultural gem that remains virtually unspoiled. There is an authenticity to Waterton that true mountain enthusiasts and nature lovers appreciate and long for. You won’t find crowds of camera toting tourists here, but you will find plenty of real Rocky Mountain adventure. Fishing, boating, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, ice climbing, snow shoeing – the list of possibilities is endless, and it’s full all year long. But don’t overschedule – you’ll want time to sit in awe of the breathtaking scenery, and observe the parade of wildlife that moves through the park at will.
Parks Canada is improving facilities for our visitors through an investment of $3 billion over five years. When visiting Waterton Lakes National Park, you may encounter construction zones or reduced services while this necessary work is being done. To avoid inconvenience, please consult http://www.parkscanada.gc.ca/waterton-construction for current information and suggestions for what to see and do. Thank you for your patience during this important work.