Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada: A Short Travel Guide
Waterton Lakes National Park is located in the southwestern corner of Alberta and straddles the US border with Montana's Glacier National Park. Nestled in the heart of the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains, visiting this park is an extraordinary experience. Spanning an area of over 500 square kilometers, Waterton Lakes National Park is a diverse blend of picturesque valleys, breathtaking peaks, and glistening turquoise lakes. In this travel guide, we share the best things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park as well as great places to stay, eat, and drink.
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Best Things To Do In Waterton Lakes National Park
Get A View From Bear’s Hump
Drive The Red Rock Parkway To Red Rock Canyon
Visit The Quaint Waterton Townsite
See The Cameron Falls
Go To Cameron Lake
Visit The Historic Prince Of Wales Hotel (Book afternoon tea)
Enjoy Upper Waterton Lake (SUP, kayak, swim, sunbathe)
Places To Stay In Waterton Lakes National Park
Waterton Townsite Campground ($): Beautiful campground in the heart of town with clean showers, toilets, and washing station. Book in advance via the Parks Canada Reservation System
Aspen Village Hotel ($$): We stayed in this hotel for a few nights and loved the comfy beds, clean bathroom, and spacious room
Places To Eat And Drink In Waterton Lakes National Park
BeaverTails Waterton: popular Canadian chain that serves fried dough pastries called BeaverTails, which are topped with a variety of sweet and savory toppings
Big Scoop Ice Cream Parlor: family-owned ice cream shop that serves huge ice creams and has a variety of flavours
Pearls Café: small coffee and tea shop with WiFi that serves a variety of coffees, teas, and pastries
Pizza of Waterton: casual pizzeria that serves a variety of pizzas, as well as other Italian dishes. Also hosts some entertainment in the evenings (like karaoke)
Prince of Wales Hotel: come for the afternoon tea
Thirsty Bear Waterton: casual restaurant and bar that serves a variety of pub food, as well as a selection of beers and cocktails. Also has live music in the evening.
Waffleton: breakfast and lunch café that serves a variety of waffles and other items
Zum’s Eatery & Mercantile: casual restaurant that serves a variety of traditional breakfast dishes, burgers, and fried chicken.
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