Waterton Natural History Association Heritage Centre and Bookstore

The Waterton Heritage Centre offers FREE tourist information, FREE geocaching passports and GPS units for geocaching within Waterton Lakes National Park and FREE Xplorer activity books for kids.  We also have a wide range of retail services including books, DVDs and folding guides to Waterton wildlife, wild flowers, birds, hiking trails and history.  The Waterton Natural History Association also produces our own unique commemorative merchandise such as T-shirts, badges, pins and other small goods.  Our association's membership has unique handmade items for sale including photography, paintings, pottery, jewelry and fabric goods.  We have a great selection of First Nations books and handmade items from our neighbours in the Piikani and Kainai Nations.  As a Parks Canada partner we also have Parks Canada merchandise and information on how you can volunteer in Waterton Lakes National Park.

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Latitude: 49.048818 Longitude: -113.907192 Elevation: 4186 ft
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Description of Store or Stores

We are a registered Charity whose mission is:  "To promote the understanding, preservation and appropriate use of Waterton Lakes National Park through education, publication, retail and museum services and volunteerism."

Friendly staff are there to help enrich your Waterton experience by assisting you with reference material, learning geocaching, information about Park features and history, information about our neighbouring First Nations culture, language and history and information and registration for events in the Waterton Wildflower and Wildlife festivals in June and September.  Public washrooms available outside at the rear of the building, seating and picnic tables outside in front of the building and we host displays and activities both inside and outside the shop on the green space.  We have bulletin board with current events and wildlife sighting reports to help you fully enjoy your visit to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Operating Hours

TBA - usually 10-6 daily plus longer hours in peak summer.

Seasons or Months Open

Open from the May long weekend until the end of the Wildlife weekend in late September

Driving Directions

117 Waterton Avenue - in the Old Firehall across from Zumm's restaurant in the Waterton townsite.


Hi .. I wish to become a member .. I'm pro wildlife photographer from Calgary '! Thank you . Cheers , Brian Wolitski BMW WILFLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY corvid8@telus.net

Brian Wolitski, 6/1/2015

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