Some areas in Waterton Lakes National Park are now open to the public. Please see our updated list of open and accessible areas. All other front-country and back-country areas (including trails) are closed and are being assessed for safety hazards due to the on-going Kenow Fire. At this time, camping is not permitted anywhere in Waterton Lakes National Park. All other roads in the park are closed to the public as we assess and action hazards that are a result of the Kenow Fire. Contact the Information Line (403-859-5109) for more information.

2017 interpretive programs

In 2017, Parks Canada invited Canadians and visitors from around the world to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at our national treasures from coast to coast to coast.

To mark this special year, we offered free admission to all Parks Canada locations.

In Waterton Lakes National Park, we invited people to participate in free interpretive programs such as guided hikes, evening theatre programs, family activities and roving staff.

Participants engaged in interactive learning experiences about wildlife, ecological restoration initiatives, the animal world and local history.

Here is what some of our visitors had to say about their experience:

Phenomenal! These shows are informative and it's fun watching the audience engagement. Outstanding rapport with children and adults alike.

Great! Just like how I remembered it as a kid.

Have been coming to Waterton Lakes National Park for 20-plus years and always enjoy these shows.

A highlight of our trip this summer. A wonderful blend of techniques to edutain (educate and entertain) all.

We love listening to the Blackfoot stories and beading. The presenters are kind, helpful and funny.