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13 July 2023

Capturing The Beauty Of Waterton Lakes In Pictures

Waterton Lakes

Crandell Lake at Waterton Lakes. Photo by Michael Matt/Travel Alberta

Tucked away in the south of Alberta is Waterton Lakes National Park — a gorgeous wilderness area with clear lakes, multi-hued rocks, thundering waterfalls and jaw-dropping mountain vistas.

While it may not be as well known as some of Alberta’s other national parks, Waterton Lakes is just as worthy of a visit as its more famous counterparts. At just 505 square kilometres, it is small but mighty: more than half of Alberta’s plant species are found in this park, as well as 60 species of mammals and 250 species of birds. The hiking trails here are some of the most scenic in the country and the small waterfront village tucked inside the park makes for the perfect home base for those looking to explore.

It is a great park for all types of travellers, whether you’re up for a challenging hike or looking for more family-friendly trails.

If you’ve never been to Waterton Lakes National Park, here are some photos that will inspire you to put it on your Canadian must-see list:

Two buffalo graze at Waterton Lakes National Park. Photo by Travel Alberta

Waterton Shoreline Cruises. Photo by Travel Alberta/Katie Goldie

Bears Hump Trail at Waterton Lakes. Photo by Travel Alberta

River flowing through a rocky canyon at Cameron Falls at Waterton Lakes National Park. Photo by Geoff Deman/Travel Alberta

Northern lights in a starry night sky over the Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton Lakes National Park. Photo by Denis Semenov

View of the lake and mountains around Waterton townsite from the Bear’s Hump. Photo by Amanda Dias/Travel Alberta

Photo by Leigh McAdam

Hiker on top of Mount Galwey. Photo by Stevin Tuchiwsky

Bear at Red Rock Canyon. Photo by Stevin Tuchiwsky

Aerial shot of Waterton Lakes with Prince of Wales Hotel. Photo by Katie Goldie

Bears Hump at Waterton Lakes. Photo by Travel Alberta

Photo by Stevin Tuchiwsky

Photo by Katie Goldie

Category: Alberta