Small Park, Big Adventure – Waterton Lakes National Park

At 505 square kilometres, Waterton Lakes National Park is the smallest National Park in the Canadian Rockies. It sits in the southwest corner of Alberta where the Rocky Mountains meet the prairies. The park may be small but it’s packed with things to do such has hiking, horseback riding, windsurfing and boating on one of several lakes. It’s a prime location for spotting wildlife and wildflowers. Waterton is a global treasure that enjoys a unique, triple distinction of being part of an International Peace Park (With Glacier National Park in Montana), a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Waterton Park  boasts 255 km (191 miles) of trails. They range in difficulty from a short strolls to steep treks of several days duration.  Crypt Trail was named one of the 20 most thrilling trails in the world by National Geographic.  And the scenery ….

See this website for more information on all of the trails.

For a map of all the trails go to the Parks Canada site at:








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