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.


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).

Crandell Mountain Campground is closed for the 2018 operating season due to the Kenow Fire.

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.