Waterton Lakes National Park - map, photos and other informations


Waterton Lakes National Park, located in Alberta, is a spectacular outdoor paradise established in 1895. Covering 505 square kilometers, the Park houses a wealth of incredible wildlife and stunning landscapes - ranging from rolling prairie grassland to rugged glacier-capped peaks, pristine mountain lakes and tumbling waterfalls. It features over 200 unique species of birds and dozens of mammals, including elk, moose, bears, mountain goats, bighorn sheep and more.

The Park is host to an amazing variety of outdoor activities, whether visitors want to take in the views from atop one of the many trails or get out on the water for some boating and fishing. There are ample opportunities for camping and hiking, and campers can explore new trails, swim in the glacial waters of Waterton Lakes, paddle a canoe on the glistening lakes and relax on the serene and picturesque shores.

Cyclists will be delighted by the breathtaking mountain biking trails that traverse the Park, while anglers can try their luck at catching a trout or walleye in one of the various stocked lakes. Backcountry hikers can take on the challenge of multi-day expeditions through the untouched wilderness, and adventurers can take in the stunning views atop one of the peaks.

Winters in Waterton Lakes National Park offer snowshoeing, cross country skiing and intimate wildlife-viewing opportunities. Visitors can also witness stunning aurora borealis displays and the serene beauty of the frozen lakes.

No matter the season, Waterton Lakes National Park is sure to offer a unique and memorable experience for everyone, from the casual sightseer to the intrepid explorer. Whether you're soaking up the serenity of the lakes or tackling a challenging summit, you're sure to be captivated by the beauty of this amazing national park.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Waterton Lakes National Park

What activities are available in Waterton Lakes National Park?

Activities such as hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and bird watching are just a few of what’s available.

Are there organized tours available in Waterton Lakes National Park?

Yes, organized tours in the form of boat cruises, guided hikes, horseback and carriage rides are available in the park.

How do I get to Waterton Lakes National Park?

Waterton Lakes is located in southwestern Alberta, Canada. It is accessible by road, with the nearest airports being located in Calgary and Lethbridge.

Is fishing allowed in Waterton Lakes National Park?

Yes, fishing is allowed within the boundaries of the park, with certain restrictions in place. A valid fishing license is required for all anglers.

Average weather in Waterton Lakes National Park

Temp max Temp min Rain Snow
Jan -4 °C -10 °C 0 mm 37 mm
Feb -5 °C -12 °C 1 mm 45 mm
Mar 1 °C -7 °C 8 mm 50 mm
Apr 5 °C -4 °C 13 mm 38 mm
May 11 °C 1 °C 42 mm 26 mm
Jun 17 °C 6 °C 92 mm 6 mm
Jul 22 °C 10 °C 41 mm 0 mm
Aug 22 °C 10 °C 49 mm 1 mm
Sep 16 °C 6 °C 38 mm 9 mm
Oct 7 °C -1 °C 23 mm 31 mm
Nov -1 °C -7 °C 11 mm 46 mm
Dec -6 °C -12 °C 3 mm 46 mm

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