Rugged, windswept mountains rise abruptly out of gentle prairie grassland in spectacular Waterton Lakes National Park. Here, several different ecological regions meet and interact in a landscape shaped by wind, fire, flooding, and abundant plants and wildlife. The park helps protect the unique and unusually diverse physical, biological and cultural resources found in the Crown of the Continent: one of the narrowest places in the Rocky Mountains.
Bring your binoculars. The park is a major migratory route and therefore a bird watcher’s paradise. Bigger animals are easier to spot at a distance - bear, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, and coyotes are all seen regularly. If you’re up for outdoor fun, simply choose your adventure. Waterton Lakes National Park is a world-class destination for hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, snow shoeing and cross country skiing.
The drama of the landscape and the numerous opportunities to get out and engage in it makes Waterton Lakes National Park a truly unique destination in southern Alberta and throughout the world.