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Waterton Canadian Rockies

A cozy little lake town surrounded by stunning vistas of the Canadian Rockies serves as the hub for Waterton Lakes National Park, part of the Waterton Glacier International Peace Park shared with Montana in the United States. Walk through Waterton townsite and you’ll find everything you need to explore the Crown of the Continent, including restaurants, shops, equipment rentals, hotels and campgrounds. You’ll also find nature and wildlife everywhere. At one end of town is Cameron Falls, a view you may well share with deer or elk. Hike up the Bear’s Hump and get a bird’s eye view of the town and Upper Waterton Lake.
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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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Stay a Night, See a Sight

Build your own bucket-list trip in Alberta. Enjoy a family pass to one of 16 participating attractions with overnight hotel stays at selected hotels. From $149 for a family of 4.

Expires: 2017-08-31
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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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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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Lens on Nature - Waterton

Waterton, Alberta

Lens on Nature’s mission is to enable our guests to explore the hidden gems of the Canadian Rockies, providing them the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in their adventure and experience its amazing landscapes, wildlife and rich culture and history. Lens on Nature offers carefully created, professionally guided two or three day hiking adventures to the most awe-inspiring places in Waterton Lakes National Park. With each trip, guests live the adventure knowing they will have a collection of impactful and inspiring images in a professionally designed hard cover book that captures a sense of authenticity and emotion their adventure.

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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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Waterton Inter-Nation Shoreline Cruise Co. Ltd.

Waterton, Alberta
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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 mid-September). Shuttles to Crypt Lake trailhead are also available.

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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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Shoreline Clean Up

Waterton, Alberta
2017-09-09 to 2017-09-09 MST

Don’t let wind blow that litter away! Park volunteers are teaming up with Awesome Adventures to scour Waterton’s shorelines for litter at two popular lake bays as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Pitch in as we work to keep the park litter-free. Thanks to Awesome Adventures for kick-starting this event. They organize the underwater divers and Parks Canada organizes the shoreline volunteers. Requirements: Able to perform repetitive, light physical labour (bending over, picking up). Comfortable working along the shoreline at the edge of a lake, including supervising your own children there. Be prepared for a half-day outside along the shoreline. Bring your rubber boots and a spare change of socks and pants, just in case. Volunteer duties: Hike along shorelines to pick up and bag litter or collect litter from the divers as they bring it out to the shoreline. Garbage bags and dish gloves or similar waterproof gloves provided by the park.

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