Less traveled and visited than other Canadian parks
It's getting more popular; people are becoming more eco-irresponsible
Worth a visit
We took the hour ride. It took us over the US border and back into Canada. They tell you that you do not need your passport on this trip and technically this is true. But when on the US side you can get an unusual stamp for the entrance at Goad Haunt. Often time hikers take this tour and go off at Goat Haunt into wonderful country side for the day...more
Tucked away, just off the road. You could almost miss it if your distracted by the campground on the left. The Cameron Falls are located in the townsite of Waterton Village. This serene cascade is well lit at night for viewers enjoying a peaceful evening stroll. These falls are also the site of the oldest rock in the entire Canadian Rocky Mountain...more
There is an Osprey nest located in the field along the entry road. It's to the north. We stopped in the evening, figuring that feeding time would be about then and we'd have a chance to see the birds returning or leaving the nest. Instead, we waited for nearly an hour before a pair of Osprey arrived and circled the nest in large swoops. We never...more
Spend the day in paddleboats or driving the parkway. There are numerous stops, trails and things to do along the road. We were there while the Buffalo Grass was in bloom. What a sight.Open first weekend in May to October 31 - Closed from Little Prairie picnic site to Cameron Lake for rest of year.The Akamina Parkway is a winding mountain road which...more
Open first weekend in May to October 31The Red Rock Parkway travels 15 km up the Blakiston Valley through rolling grasslands and ends at Red Rock Canyon. It is the best place to experience Waterton's classic prairie meeting mountain landscape. At the end of the parkway, a short self-guided trail loops around the canyon. In June, the wildflowers are...more
It has seating, in the front, inside and in the back. The seating out in the front shows the town of Waterton. The indoor seating looks out over Waterton Lake and Vim Mountain threw the window. I am unsure of the spelling of the Mountain, but it was named that after a battle in WWI, where so many Canadians lost their life. This mountain resembles the one they fought on. The back seating is out on a porch
The food was excellent. I had the best Philly Cheese stake sandwich I have ever had. Dad and Darrel had fish and chips and they loved it. The fish was really big, not the scrawny sticks of fish you find in most places. And the french fries were just right! Mom had a salad that came with real blue cheese to add to the dressing.
Favorite Dish: There is also a hotel as part of the restaurant and bar. They did advertise entertainment in the evenings.
I found a great windbreaker here. But there was some leather jackets in there with great native beads and fringe that were so wonderful. I could not find one that fit me, but it was out of my price range. Oh they have ice cream there also.
Canadian officials will likely confiscate any chemical products that you might have in this type of country. My understanding is that this confiscation is not because the product is illegal, but because Canada wants you to buy under a Canadian label.
Open May 15 to September 30 - Maintenance variable and closed at Belly River Bridge from October 1 to May 14.The Chief Mountain Highway is the primary route between Waterton Lakes and Glacier National Parks. The highway climbs from the grasslands near Maskinonge Lake to a viewpoint which offers a magnificent panorama of the Waterton and Blakiston...more
The tour boats leave Waterton Lake and reach Goat Haunt, Montana, at the other end. Along the way it is possible to notice bald eagles and the occasional bear that comes to visit the lakeshore. At the international border, notice the denuded strip of forest that eases the identification of markers (pillars) that further identify the US-Canadian...more
The information bureau inside town is very helpful and has maps and advice on all things included in the Waterton Lakes NP as well as many tips on Glacier NP. Of course they taut the hike to Crypt Lake on the Canadian side like it blows away every other hike in the parks (not true). Bias aside, the Montana views are perceptively better than those...more
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