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Waterton Lakes, Alberta

Appealing Downtown Area
Kayaker on Upper Waterton Lake – Courtesy Parks Canada

Community Highlights

  • The Prince of Wales Hotel was built in 1927 by the U.S. Great Northern Railway to dispense legal alcohol to its American passengers during their own country's Prohibition. Tourists were boated to the hotel from the U.S. end of Upper Waterton Lake. Don't miss out on having Afternoon Tea is the grand lobby while enjoying sweeping views of the township of Waterton, Waterton Lake, and surrounding mountains.

  • Waterton has a population of 88 in the summer and about 30 residents in the winter (doesn't include resident Bighorn Sheep).

The township of Waterton is a small community full of life and adventure. It sits on the shores of Waterton Lake in Waterton Lakes National Park and is one of the least traveled of Alberta's Parks. It makes for a pleasant retreat year round. Visitors can enjoy an array of dining, lodging, and shopping options. The access to hiking and walking trails from town is incredible. When your not cruising the lake or enjoying the cool spray of Cameron Falls. Make sure to drive up to Cameron Lake or Red Rock Canyon for various recreational opportunities and a good chance of spotting wildlife.

High Season Dates (Time periods when community is most busy with visitors)

Summer is the busiest season, but is far from feeling crowded.