Blakiston falls, Waterton Lakes National Park

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Set within Waterton Lakes National Park, Blakiston falls are worth the short downstream hike through a lush, aromatic forest. Bring your camera, as you will be rewarded with lovely views of the rapids, the canyon runoff, and Mount Blakiston from the viewing platforms--two below the waterfall accessible by a wooden staircase, and one right over the top of the falls providing a bird's-eye view. Before you visit Waterton Lakes National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • It's a bit of a hike though it might just have felt like that to us because it was super muddy. They have brand new board walks and viewing platforms which was nice as you can see the falls from diffe...  more »
  • A nice hike, easy to do with our 8 year old. It is 2 km round trip and definitely a nice little outing in Waterton.  more »
  • It was a very hot day but the hike to Blakiston Falls was not very long and worth taking the time to do. Very nice viewing platforms with multiple viewpoints for these falls.  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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