Waterton Lakes National Park

Have You Visited Waterton Lakes National Park?

Mt. Bertha Peak | Photo shared by Katie Goldie @goldiehawn_

It’s a short 40 minute drive due south from our Pincher Creek hotel to Waterton Lakes National Park, one of the world’s most deservedly famous mountain experiences. Our hotel Blog has more information about the park and the outdoor activities you can take advantage of!​

Our top things to do in Waterton include:

  1. Stroll through the Wateron townsite and visit the beach, shop at local retailers and dine.
  2. Hike one of many trails, some trail heads are located in the townsite. Keep an eye out for the iconic Red Chairs along your journey! Visit the Wateron Lakes National Park website for current Trail information.
  3. Visit Cameron Falls, a perfect place to take a selfie in the Waterton townsite.

For more recommendations of things to do, click here.

Day Tripping Ideas

Located west of Pincher Creek, the Crowsnest Pass area is rich with mountain history, skiing, hunting and fishing, and some of our most beautiful and pristine hiking trails.

Below are a couple trip ideas you can take from Pincher Creek (allow a minimum of 30 to 40-minutes for driving time):

  1. Head east to revisit traditional Plains culture at Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  2. Visit the Leitch Collieries Provincial Park to see one of the ruins of the most impressive mines in the Crowsnest Pass.
  3.  The Frank Slide Interpretive Centre in Frank, Alberta, commemorates an avalanche disaster that shook the nation in 1903.