Spoiled for winter fun choices in Castle Provincial Park
The southwest corner of Alberta has everything you need, if what you need is mountains, wildlife, lakes, history, restaurants, views, waterfalls and boat cruises that cross an international border. Waterton Lakes National Park, Castle Provincial Parks, Crowsnest Pass and Pincher Creek are the soon-to-be-not-so hidden gems of the Canadian Rockies.
You’ll find Serenity Spa at Bayshore Inn, a waterfront hotel in the village of Waterton. This modern day spa bills itself as a place to relax, rejuvenate, and revitalize. Release tension in your body with a massage by a skilled therapist or a relaxing pedicure. Other services include manicures, waxing, body wraps, and facials.
The iconic Canadian Rockies are the dramatic backdrop at the Stanley Thompson-inspired Waterton Lakes Golf Course. Sweeping lake and valley views on the 18th hole’s elevated tee-box can prove a hazard, so aim to stay focused and finish strong. Post-game patio beers at the full-service clubhouse are a must. Stay for a meal and enjoy hearty fare, prepared by a Red Seal chef. The Waterton Lakes Golf Course is open from May 1 through Canadian Thanksgiving in early October.
Enjoy a scenic cruise on Waterton Lake and cross the International border into Glacier National Park, Montana. View spectacular mountain scenery, waterfalls, unusual geological formations and wildlife, while listening to professional, entertaining and educational commentary. Includes a half-hour stop at Goat Haunt, Montana (June through to mid-September). Shuttles to Crypt Lake trailhead are also available.
Explore the scenic wonder of Waterton Lakes National Park on a guided horseback riding tour with Alpine Stables. Choose from a one-hour trail ride to a half-day, full-day or overnight western adventure. Surrounded by the breathtaking Canadian Rockies, you'll travel through wooded trails and meadows of wildflowers while learning about the park's history, wildlife, flora and fauna.
Narrated driving tour apps that play professional tour guide commentary based on your location. Listen to entertaining stories, local tips and driving directions along scenic driving routes throughout Alberta including Banff, Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Jasper, Waterton and Alberta's SW.The apps use free GPS signal, so no data roaming, wifi or cellular network required while touring.- Waterton National Park & Alberta SW - 450 Audio Points.- 5 Star Reviews. Travel Alberta ALTO Award winner.