Waterton Lakes National Park, © Pixabay / JoeBreuer
Visit Waterton – Cameron Lake
Drive the Akamina Parkway to Cameron Lake. Look for bears and wildlife along the route. Canoes, kayaks and paddle boards and peddle boats are rented at Cameron Lake during the height of the tourist season.
Lake Cameron, © Pixabay / JoeBreuer
Red Rock Canyon Parkway
Drive the Red Rock Canyon Parkway and then get wet hiking through the canyon stream. The Red Rock Canyon Parkway starts about 10 minutes north of Waterton off Highway #5.
Waterton Lakes National Park has unpredictable weather. The Waterton weather in summer only extends to July and August. Snow is possible any month of the year. Fall brings cold Waterton weather by late September. The winds funnel over the Rockies and drops over Waterton Lakes onto the prairies, which makes Waterton one of the windiest places in the world.
Prince of Wales Hotel, Waterton Lakes National Park
Get to Waterton
You need a car to get to Waterton Lakes National Park. The park is just over 3 hours south of Calgary, Alberta and 2.5 hours from Shelby, Montana. Some visitors start in Glacier National Park and then drive an hour north over the Canadian Border to the town of Waterton. The Canadian Highway #5 ends at Waterton. The highway is maintained year round, but the town closes almost completely in the off season. In the summer months, there is also access to Cameron Lake in the park on a paved road known as the Akamina Parkway.