All areas within Waterton Lakes National Park except for the park Entrance Road and the Waterton townsite are closed. All events and activities in the national park are also on hold until further notice. All front-country and back-country areas (including trails and water access) are closed and are being assessed for safety hazards due to the on-going Kenow Fire. Highways 5 and 6 and the Entrance Road into the Waterton townsite are now open. There is no stopping at any scenic pull-outs along the Entrance Road at this time. 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.

Camping

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.