Some areas in Waterton Lakes National Park are now open to the public after the Kenow Fire. Closures are still in effect for other areas due to safety hazards and infrastructure damage. Please see the up-to-date list of open and closed areas.

Horseback riding is a traditional activity in Waterton. Most trails are open to horses although there are some restrictions. You can request a copy of the park horse use guidelines from, or pick one up at the park gate or visitor centre.

Alpine Stables provides guided horseback trips ranging from one hour to full day trips, and also provides boarding facilities for horses.

Backcountry camping with horses is permitted only at Lone Lake and Snowshoe Cabin, where corrals are provided. Prior permission from the Warden Service is required for the use of the Snowshoe corral as it may be in use by park staff.

An adequate supply of pelletized horse feed must be packed in and out, as horse grazing in the park is not permitted. Horses must be kept in corrals overnight and are not permitted within the campground. As with other backcountry users, horse users intending to overnight in the backcountry require a Wilderness Use Permit. Please refer to wilderness camping .