Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Lakes National Park may be small, but it offers up a wide variety of things to do. Whether you’re looking to stroll through our many shops, scale our amazing trails, explore our waters or discover more about our landscape, there is something here for everyone of every age and interest.
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Cardston Attractions


Tucked into the southwest corner of Alberta, the Crowsnest Pass offers travelers; friendly people, good facilities, great restaurants, unique shopping and services, and a peek into fascinating history. Be sure to take some time to explore the Crowsnest Pass on your next trip to Waterton.



Planning a conference or convention is not a small task and it takes a lot of thought to bring all the pieces together. The Bayshore Inn can accommodate up to 300 people and offers smaller meeting rooms for breakout sessions or more intimate gatherings.

Crowsnest Pass Attractions


Tucked into the southwest corner of Alberta, the Crowsnest Pass offers visitors friendly people, good facilities, great restaurants, unique shopping and services and a peek into fascinating history. Be sure to take some time to explore the Crowsnest Pass on your next trip to Waterton.



With more than 200 miles of trail in Waterton Lakes National Park, it is not surprising that hundreds of adventure-seeking cyclists are drawn to Waterton’s alpine slopes and valleys each year. Discover the many trails Waterton has to offer!

Red Rock Trattoria Waterton


Whether you prefer tapas on a patio overlooking Waterton Lake, an elegant meal prepared by Red-Seal chefs, a juicy burger as you view the scene in Waterton Village, are seeking the perfect cup of coffee or simply looking to cool off with a delicious ice cream cone, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Fort Macleod Attractions


Fort Macleod invites you to discover its rich history and have a taste of its unique culture. Sitting at a crossroads that once hosted Indian encampments, wagon trails and buffalo grazing grounds, in view of the Porcupine Hills that front the ancient and majestic Rocky Mountains, Fort MacLeod was the last frontier in the west.

Waterton Lakes Golf Course


Golf enthusiasts will enjoy all that the Waterton Park area has to offer. From panoramic Rocky Mountain vistas to challenging natural hazards, sloping lush fairways and treed meadows to sparkling mountain lakes and rolling prairies landscapes, there is something here for all levels.

Waterton Hiking Grid


Hiking enthusiasts from all over the world travel to Waterton Lakes National Park to experience the thrill and natural beauty that our Rocky Mountain terrain offers. With almost 200 miles of hiking trails within its boundaries, Waterton Park offers something for hikers of all levels and abilities.

Horseback Riding Waterton


Visitors to Waterton Park can relive the experience of the original visitors to Waterton most thrillingly and authentically– by horseback. Whether you choose an hour-long ride along a gentle mountain path or an overnight pack trip deeper into the Canadian Rockies, there is no better way to experience the Waterton Lakes than by horseback.

Montana Attractions


Known by many as “the last best place”, the state of Montana, U.S.A. offers inspiring landscapes and easy-going, friendly towns. From antelope-speckled, short grass prairies in the east to snow-capped mountain ranges and free-flowing rivers in the west, Montana is a state of unpretentious charm and amazing scenic beauty.

Nature Exploring


Waterton Lakes National Park is a national treasure for so many reasons, among them its unique and unusually diverse ecology. Nature lovers from all over the world are drawn to this fascinating ecological wonder “where the mountains meet the prairies”. Exploring this natural world is an amazing way to learn more about Waterton Park.

Nightlife & Entertainment


Besides it’s many beautiful hiking trails and wildlife, Waterton Park also offers venues for visitors that are 18 and up that are interested in enjoying a few drinks, dancing with friends, or sitting back with a cold one and enjoying live music. There are many great places to spend your evenings in Waterton Park, like The Thirsty Bear Kitchen + Bar.

Pincher Creek Attractions


Known as the Jewel of the Rockies, this beautiful community offers a stunning natural landscape, from mountains, water, rolling hills and open prairies. Pincher Creek offers a vast array of outdoor activities as well as historic and cultural jewels including festivals, museums, Cowboy Poetry gatherings, fairs and rodeos

Serenity Spa & Wellness center


If you are looking for a place to get pampered and have your energy restored, look no further than the Serenity Spa. Located at the Bayshore Inn & Spa, The Serenity Spa provides a spa experience that allows you to relax, revitalize and reconnect with yourself.

Shopping in Waterton


Do not let the size of Waterton Village fool you. Shopping enthusiasts have lots to choose from. We have everything from fine art and giftware to fashionable apparel and outdoor adventure clothing and equipment available in shops throughout Waterton Village.

Tamarack Outdoor Outfitters


With so much to discover in Waterton Lakes National Park, it is great to have a knowledgeable guide to help you on your journey. You can experience Waterton Park and its surrounding areas by foot, car, bike, boat or horseback. Come explore and learn what Waterton is all about!

Water Activities


Waterton Lakes National Park more than lives up to its name where water enthusiasts are concerned. It offers a Rocky Mountain quartet of spectacular alpine lakes and bays that connect for mile after blissful mile.

Waterton Park Attractions


Waterton Lakes National Park has a long list of breathtaking natural beauty and interesting cultural attractions. On top of that, the areas surrounding Waterton Park are also rich in history and natural wonder. Explore all that Waterton Park and its surrounding communities have to offer.

Waterton Weddings


If you’re looking for an idyllic place to pledge your love and begin your lives together, you will find it at the Bayshore Inn in Waterton Lakes National Park. Whether you lean towards elaborate sophistication or an exquisitely intimate gathering, this is the perfect venue for your wedding celebration.

Winter Activities


If you are interested in peaceful solitude in a picture-perfect winter landscape, look no further than Waterton Lakes National Park. During the winter months, Waterton Park is luminescent in a snow-covered blanket. Waterton Park in the winter still offers many activities and accommodations.

Lakeside Chophouse Waterton


Without a doubt, the Lakeside Chophouse is the best dining experience when it comes to enjoying the view of Waterton Lake and the surrounding Rocky Mountains. The lakefront patio is the place to be with stunning views and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.