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Waterton Lakes National Park is a rare gem tucked into the south-western corner of Alberta.

In this breathtaking part of the world the majestic Rocky Mountains rise suddenly out of the rolling prairies, an ancient landscape where ice-age glaciers have carved out valleys now filled by crystal-clear lakes.

Fauna and flora

Bison in Waterton Lakes National ParkTo the south, the park borders Glacier National Park in Montana and together they make up the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, the first of its kind in the world. What makes Waterton Park unique is its blend of unusual geology, a mild climate, rare wild flowers, and an abundance of wildlife.

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Suggested itinerary featuring Waterton Lakes National Park

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Waterton Lakes National Park, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Our expert guides to exploring Waterton Lakes National Park

    Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting Waterton Lakes National Park, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate Waterton Lakes National Park at its best.

    • Highlights of the Canadian Rockies
      Banff National Park

      Highlights of the Canadian Rockies

      Highlights of the Canadian Rockies

      With glacier-fed lakes, thick pine forests and sharp, triangular mountains, the Canadian Rockies are a true wilderness area. Activities can include hiking, canoeing and visiting glaciers. Canada specialist Emily explains how you can make the most of your trip to the Rockies.

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    • Self-driving in western Canada
      Icefields Parkway, Jasper National Park

      Self-driving in western Canada

      Self-driving in western Canada

      Canada specialists Kerry and Annie share their tried-and-tested self-drive routes in western Canada. You might want to follow a lesser-known loop through the Canadian Rockies, detouring to the Okanagan wine region. Or, take in British Columbia’s coastline and Vancouver Island.

      9 min read

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    Accommodation choices for Waterton Lakes National Park

    We've selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Waterton Lakes National Park. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.