Waterton Recreation & Activities

Waterton Lakes National Park is the perfect spot for the outdoor enthusiast. Over 250 km of world class back country hiking trails cover the park, enjoy the breathtaking beauty on foot, bicycle, horseback or by cross country skiing or snowshoeing in the winter.

The trails of Waterton offer the opportunity to view unparralled scenery and wildlife. Bighorn sheep, Black Bears & Grizzly Bears, Cougars, Coyotes, Deer, Elk, Foxes, Hawks, Owls, and Wolves all frequent the park.

Waterton fishing is just as memorable as well. Many species of fish can be found in the lakes of the park, trophy trout including Rainbow, Cutthroat, Bull and Lake can be found as well as the Northern Pike, Pygmy, Mountain and Lake Whitefish, and the Deepwater Sculpin.

In the Upper Waterton Lake boating is very popular. Kayaking is a serene way to take in the majestic beauty of the park and view the wildlife in their natural habitat, boat tours are also offered in the park. Scuba diving is another popular water activity in the park and viewing of an old wreck, the Gertrude, sunk in Emerald Bay is the divers hotspot.

The Waterton Golf course is an 18 hole original Stanley Thompson designed course. It's a challenging course with unmatched scenery. Not only do the Rocky Mountains themselves provide natural beauty but the abundant wildlife of the region offers unique course hazards besides the sand and water traps! Golf packages are available with many of our accommodations, call now for reservations!

Waterton teems with wildlife of many varieties as mentioned above. But you don't have to be a trail hiker to view the areas oldest inhabitants, indeed, the town itself is a natural wildlife cooridoor and deer, big horn sheep, bears, and elk, as well as extensive avifauna can be seen in the town itself.



Phone: 403.859.2150      Fax: 403.859.2229      Email: info@watertonlakeslodge.com


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