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.


Parks Canada operates three vehicle-accessible campgrounds in Waterton Lakes National Park: Townsite Campground (reservable), Crandell Mountain Campground (non-reservable / available on a first-come, first-served basis) and Belly River Campground (non-reservable / available on a first-come, first-served basis).

Equipped Campsites with Parks Canada and MEC

Waterton Lakes National Park, in partnership with MEC, offers Equipped Camping at Townsite Campground.

Backcountry camping

There are nine wilderness campsites in Waterton Lakes National Park.

Winter camping

Pass Creek picnic site, located on the Entrance Parkway about four kilometers from the entrance gate, offers a sheltered winter campground, free of charge.

The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) operate a backcountry hut in Waterton Lakes National Park (Cameron Lake Cabin), providing overnight accommodation in the winter.

Private accommodations

For information on private accommodations in and around the park, visit Waterton Lakes Chamber of Commerce.