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Waterton Lakes National Park National Parks

The smallest of our Canadian Rockies national parks is impressive in its own right. Nowhere else in the world will you Find a UNESCO World Heritage Site, an international peace park and a biosphere reserve all rolled into one. Diverse landscapes are home to an abundance of wildlife. Watch for bighorn sheep, mountain goats, elk, deer and black bear. Hike endless trails. Take a boat cruise across an international border on the deepest lake in the Canadian Rockies. The village of Waterton at water’s edge has all the amenities – motels, fine dining, rentals and more – not to mention its very own waterfalls.
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Wildlife viewing in Waterton Lakes National Park in Southern Alberta
Elk grazing in Waterton Lakes National Park

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Riding with the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies

Jeanne Barsanti Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies

Six days in the saddle with the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies turned out to be a dream vacation for Jeanne Barsanti from Georgia U.S.A. Joined by five friends, she ventured out to Waterton Lakes National Park.

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Waterton Lakes Golf Course

Waterton, Alberta
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Waterton Lakes Golf Course is a Stanley Thompson design situated in the eastern side of Waterton National Park. The Club was established in 1929 and became a full 18 hole facility in 1939. It is rated as one of Canada's most scenic courses.

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Aspen Village Inn

Waterton, Alberta
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The Aspen Village Inn in Waterton Lakes National Park Alberta resides in the heart of the Waterton townsite. It provides the widest variety of any of the hotels in Waterton. Clean spacious well appointed rooms ranging from cottages with full kitchens and fireplaces to deluxe suites providing the highest quality

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Northland Lodge

Waterton, Alberta
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After a day of adventure tramping on the trails you will find fresh line dried 100% cotton linens on your bed. To ensure a restful sleep we press our linens with lavender, and through your open window the sound of Cameron Falls will help lull you to sleep.

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Bear Mountain Motel

Waterton, Alberta
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We at the Bear Mountain Motel look forward to welcoming you and helping to make your visit all that it can be. The Bear Mountain Motel offers simple, clean, affordable motel accommodation within the Park. From single rooms to 3 room kitchenettes, the Bear Mountain Motel welcomes guests old and new.

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Travel Offers

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Jasper to Waterton Bike Tour - 12 Days

Come see the Icefields Parkway for yourself on a bike, travelling at a speed that will make the experience so much greater. This package includes accommodation in hotels, along with full van support, Meals and more. See all three of western Canada’s National parks in one 12-day cycling tour.

Expires: 2017-09-14
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GyPSy Guide Driving Tour Apps

Driving tour apps that are "Like Having A Tour Guide In Your Car"™ for Banff, Jasper, Icefields Parkway, Drumheller, Waterton and SW Alberta. The benefits of a guided tour, but with the freedom to drive yourself. Apps automatically play stories, tips and directions as you drive offline, no roaming/data required.

Expires: 2017-10-17
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Stay A Night & See A Sight!

To make your next weekend away one for the history books, why not grab your friends and take in some history? A lot of history. Book your weekend at one of our participating Pincher Creek hotels and get ready to take in all the surrounding area offers....

Expires: 2017-10-31
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Tours

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Waterton Outdoor Adventures

Waterton, Alberta

Hike Waterton with us. Local Certified Hiking Guides and local knowledge go hand in hand at Waterton Outdoor Adventures. We offer scheduled and custom hiking adventures in majestic Waterton Lakes National Park. We will work with you to build an adventure full of memories. We offer something for all activity levels, from Interpretive Tours on our shuttle bus to Day Treks to the peak of some of Waterton's famous mountains. We also offer Hiker Shuttle services to get you to the trailhead in no time. Catch the famous 'Cameron Express' to hike the Carthew-Alderson Trail or take our daily 'Chief Mountain Connector' to the US/Canada border crossing. The "Tamarack Trail Traveller" helps backcountry hikers doing the overnight Tamarack Trail, letting them hike out to their car waiting for them at the end of their trip. Custom hiker shuttles also available as well as custom shuttles for private groups, weddings, and more. We have been guiding and shuttling people around Waterton Lakes since 1978, and are owned and operated by a local Waterton family. See you on the trail.

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GyPSy Guide Driving Tours Apps - Waterton and Area

Waterton, Alberta

Driving tour apps that are "Like Having A Tour Guide In Your Car"™. All the benefits of a guided tour with the freedom to drive yourself. The apps use GPS technology to play the commentary automatically. Our guides have created tours that share stories, tips and advice of the surrounding area. Works offline, so doesn't require roaming or data. Scenic drive routes throughout Alberta including Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Icefields Parkway, Drumheller, Waterton and Alberta SW. Travel Alberta ALTO Award winner.

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Waterton Shoreline Cruise

Waterton, Alberta
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Join us for a scenic cruise from Canada to the United States. Enjoy some of the most spectacular mountain scenery the Rocky Mountains have to offer. View majestic towering cliffs, unique geological formations, beautiful waterfalls, snow clad mountain peaks and the International Border. Bring your camera; tour boats make photographic and wildlife stops. Bald eagle, bear, moose, deer, mountain sheep and mountain goats are often seen. The cruise is accompanied by an informative and entertaining commentary given by experienced local tour guides.The duration of the cruise is 2 and ¼ hours, which includes a ½ hour stop at Goat Haunt

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Knapweed Rodeo

Waterton, Alberta
2017-07-29 To 2017-07-29 MST

Help corral this Waterton weed! Spotted Knapweed is an invasive plant that can take over native landscapes by releasing toxins from its roots and producing 12,000 or more seeds from a single plant. By pulling it before it goes to seed, it keeps this weed corralled and stops it from taking over critical wildlife habitat. Oh, and don't forget your cowboy hat! No experience necessary - just a willingness to help pick and bag knapweed. Bring your appetite for a FREE BBQ lunch. Does involve repetitive, light physical labour (bending over, picking up). Volunteer for a half-day shift (or longer!) Equipment, refreshments and snacks are provided. Pitch in and head off a stampede of billions of weed seeds by pulling Knapweed plants.

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Waterton-Glacier Butterfly BioBlitz

Waterton, Alberta
2017-07-11 To 2017-07-11 MST

Come be a lepidopterist for a day or two! Join butterfly experts and Parks Canada staff to catch and identify butterflies. Volunteer in one or both national parks, and help experts document and learn about the butterflies in this UNESCO World Heritage site. No experience necessary – just a willingness to learn about and catch butterflies. Registration is required to participate in both events because space is limited. Be prepared for a full day outside. Bring water and clothing for changeable weather. If you have them, bring a camera, butterfly net and field guides. Volunteer duties: Carpool to counting locations within Waterton Lakes National Park during the morning and for those who can stay, in the Waterton Park Front (outside the park) for the afternoon. Run and catch butterflies, unharmed, with nets. Bring butterflies in the net, to count leaders for identification and then, under direction of count leaders, release them unharmed. Visit the website for more information.

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Salamander Byway Maintenance

Waterton, Alberta
2017-09-24 To 2017-09-24 MST

Approaching the community of Waterton Park visitors pass through the land of the long-toed salamander and into their story. You can be a positive part of that ongoing story by helping to maintain the crossing structures first put in place in 2008 to reduce the salamander road kills during their movements to and from Linnet Lake. Long-toed and tiger salamanders, western toads and red-sided garter snakes will all benefit from your volunteered help. Requirements: Be prepared for half day or more outside, including sturdy footwear and clothing layers suitable for the very changeable weather. Able to perform repetitive, light physical labour (digging, hammering, bending over). Comfortable working on sloped terrain and along a roadway. Volunteer duties: Clearing obstructions from the byway tunnels and their entrances. Filling gaps under byway fencing or between the fencing and tunnels. Pruning shrubs growing up and over the byway fencing. Cleaning peeling paint from the byway fencing. Picking up, bagging and removing any litter found along the system.

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