Bertha Falls, Waterton Lakes National Park

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Situated on the way to Bertha Lake, Bertha Falls is a popular hiking destination within Waterton Lakes National Park. The well-maintained trail leading to the falls and farther on to the lake starts from the village of Waterton, then passes through lovely wooded areas dotted with wildflowers. A wooden footbridge over a creek provides good views of the cascading falls, but if you climb an uphill path off the main trail, you'll be rewarded with even better views. Bring bear spray or an air horn, and look out for big animals along the trail. See Bertha Falls and all Waterton Lakes National Park has to offer by arranging your trip with our Waterton Lakes National Park online day trip planner .
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  • The first part of this hike is the same as the trail to Goat Haunt, which we had done the previous day, so in effect, we hiked part of the same trail twice in 2 days. Going up to the falls is a typica...  more »
  • Beautiful views of the lake and town. Trails are well marked and the falls was worth the hike. The trail could be done by families.  more »
  • This is a relative easy hike that starts in Waterton and brings you in no time up into the mountains from where you have great views down the lake or back onto Waterton townsite. The waterfalls are pr...  more »

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Where to stay in Waterton Lakes National Park

You can't stay in the heart of Waterton Lakes National Park, so your best bet is to base yourself in the township of Waterton and head on day trips from there. This can be difficult if you're on a budget, as the majority of accommodations in Waterton are resorts, hotels, and suites catering to a luxury-seeking clientele. If you're prepared to battle it out against nature, you can make your trip more affordable by pitching a tent at a local campsite. Make your reservations well in advance if visiting between May and September.
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