Waterton Lakes National Park

A park with 120 miles of hiking trails, ranging from easy strolls to strenuous wilderness hikes. Located in the Canadian Rockies, it is a Unesco World Heritage Site, an International Peace Park, and a Biosphere Reserve with spectacular scenery, wildlife and year-round recreational opportunities.

About Waterton Lakes National Park

The prairies of Alberta meet the peaks of the Rocky Mountains in Waterton Lakes National Park. Clear lakes, thundering waterfalls, rainbow-coloured streams, colourful rocks and mountain vistas await hikers and sightseers. Waterton packs a big natural punch into a relatively small and accessible area.

Waterton Lakes National Park

Covering 1,200 square miles, this park is part of the Crown of the Continent ecosystem, a place with unusually diverse physical, biological, and cultural resources. It is home to more than 200 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. There are 120 miles of trails for day hiking and backpacking trips of all levels.

Information for Leaders

Considerations for travel to Canada

  • Land Manager: Waterton Lakes National Park
  • Parking Permit Required: see Land Manager
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12

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