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.
Latitude: 49.05096 Longitude: -113.908563 Elevation: 4199 ft
the best travel advice comes from the people who live here
"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." -Carl Sagan
Trail running, hiking, backpacking, alpine/nordic skiing, fly fishing, kayaking, and exploring quaint authentic towns.
I like to experience a place. I typically scout out the locals' coffeehouse or cafe and use that as a jumping off point. Striking up a conversation with a local can provide leads on authentic regional experiences that you will never forget.
Exploring the Crown of the Continent.
- 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).
High Season Dates (Time periods when community is most busy with visitors)Summer is the busiest season, but is far from feeling crowded.
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