Spread against the Rocky Mountains in the far southwest corner of Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park features a dramatic landscape where peaks rise out of prairies. It is home to a string of clear glacial lakes, canyons, waterfalls and an incredible diversity of wildlife, from bighorn sheep to black bears, and wildflowers, including the delicate purple lupine and the mountain lady’s slipper.
The community of Waterton Park, a collection of shops, hotels and restaurants on the shores of Upper Waterton Lake, makes a popular base for exploration. From there, a network of scenic roads and trails reach into the mountainous surroundings, where exceptional hiking, wildlife watching and more awaits. Hiking trails include many shorter ones that offer easy access to both prairie and mountain landscapes in the epic scenery of this unique international UNESCO World Heritage Site.
To receive more information and to plan your next trip, visit parkscanada.gc.ca/waterton.