Visiting Waterton National Park but not sure where to go or what to do? Here are 7 Must Do Things in Waterton National Park. Also some tips for the area, and some ideas to fill in the gaps.
Firstly – The Must Know Tips!
- You do need to purchase a park pass before entering and stopping in a National Park In Canada. Theses can be purchased upon entry to the park. Daily rates, or yearly if you choose to visit that many times. (We are local, so we picked up the yearly park pass, pays for it’s self in only 7 visits/days!
- BEARS! Very exciting to see, BUT do remember how dangerous they can be. Most common found on roads, or a good eye can spot them afar. Keep in mind how quickly a calm and relaxed bear and change it’s mood. Keep your distance, DO NOT FEED them please. Purchase or rent bear spray and keep accessible at all times when hiking.
- Lastly? Have Fun!!
Town of Waterton has almost all services available. Best of all an easy going and relaxed atmosphere about this town. No one is really in a rush to get any where, just out having some fun and exploring. You will find Waterton isn’t as busy and touristy as Banff is, but more of an enjoyable town with a large lake nestled in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Although you will still find many things indoors but it’s a great place to spend tons of time outdoors.
1. Stop in the small town of Waterton. It’s only 13 streets so you can’t get lost. Stop by Pat’s for your “Go To” place for anything you need or forgot.
2. Cameron Falls – Located on Cameron Falls Dr. which will also lead to another day use area on the side of the lake with some beautiful views.
3. Akamina Parkway to Cameron Lake – About 25-30 minutes drive up into the mountains, keep an eye out for the bears! Located at the top is the beautiful Cameron Lake. Includes a shop, hikes, boat rentals, parking, toilets, and lots ofparking.
4. Emerald Bay – Located right beside the Prince Of Wales Hotel. Beautiful and quiet cove. Great for stand up paddle boarding or kayaking for the young children. Also provides access to the boat cruises across the lake.
5. Red Rock Canyon Parkway – Located down the valley and about 35-40 minutes down a small narrow windy road you will most likely find more bears, but located at the end is the unique Red Rock Canyon. Includes parking, toilets, small and big hikes.
6. Pick a hike or two! With over 25 different hikes to choose from there is something for everyone and so many to choose from in the Waterton National Park.
7. Thinking of something else? How about golfing, fishing, kayaking, boating, biking, mopeds, surrey rentals, or Scuba Diving like us.