Waterton Lakes National Park is located in Alberta
province in Canada, near the border with Montana, United States.
Waterton was the fourth national park of Canada, created in 1895 and
named in such a way by Lake Waterton. Waterton Lakes National Park covers an area of
505 km². The park offers a wide network of hiking trails. You can
also take it to the back country camping. You need a camping permit
for $10 a night or buy an annual pass for $68.70. Additionally there
are several camping grounds on the territory of the Waterton Lakes
Waterton Lakes National Park is managed by Parks
of Canada, Waterton is open all year, but the main tourist season is
during the months of July and August. The only commercial facilities
available in the park are in the town of Waterton Park. The park
goes from an elevation of 1,290 m, in the town, to 2,910 m on Mount
Blakiston. It offers many picturesque trails, including Lake Crypt.
In 1979 it was named a Biosphere Reserve and in 1995 a World
Heritage Site as part of the Waterton-Glacier Peace International
Waterton Lakes National Park covers an area of 505
km² (195 sq mi), about the size of the Island on Montreal.
Waterton is open all year, but the main tourist season is during
July and August. The only commercial facilities available within the
park are located at the Waterton Park townsite. The park ranges in
elevation from 1,290 metres (4,232 ft) at the townsite to 2,910 m
(9,547 ft) at Mount Blakiston. It offers many scenic trails,
including Crypt Lake trail. In 2012/2013, Waterton Lakes National
Park had over 400,000 visitors.
There is no fee to enter the park if you are just
driving through along Highway 6. However, if you want to do any
activities, visit the townsite or stay overnight, a daily fee will
apply. The fee is paid at the gatehouse on Highway 5, on the road to
Waterton townsite, just after its junction with Highway 6.
staying for a week or more, the annual park pass is a good value,
though it can only be used in Waterton. An annual Discovery Pass can
also be purchased for a higher fee and be used in Waterton and at
the nearby Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, and many other
national parks and historic sites.
Daily fees summer/shoulder
season (2018): Adult $ 7.80/$ 5.80 Senior $ 6.80/$ 4.90
Children and youth under 18 free Family/group $ 15.70/$ 11.75
Annual (2018): Adult $ 39.20 Senior $ 34.30 Children and
youth under 18 free Family/group $ 78.50
(2018): Daily $ 9.80 Annual $ 34.30 Parks Canada Passes
The Discovery Pass provides unlimited admission for a full year at
over 80 Parks Canada places that typically charge a daily entrance
fee It provides faster entry and is valid for 12 months from date of
purchase. Prices for 2018 (taxes included):
to 7 people in a vehicle): $136.40 Children and youth (0-17):
free Adult (18-64): $67.70 Senior (65+): $57.90 The
Cultural Access Pass: people who have received their Canadian
citizenship in the past year can qualify for free entry to some