Upper Waterton Lake, Waterton Lakes National Park

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#3 of 6 in Nature in Waterton Lakes National Park
Part of UNESCO-protected biosphere reserve, Upper Waterton Lake sustains a varied wildlife that includes large mammals like deer and grizzly bears, as well as smaller animals and many species of birds. Surrounded by unspoiled nature, the lake is probably best appreciate on a boat tour, though you can also choose to hike or cycle to experience this pristine scenery. Colder months bring many winter sports enthusiasts, who come here to ski and snowshoe in perfect serenity. You'll find all the accommodations and amenities you need in the town of Waterton, a small but picturesque waterfront community. To visit Upper Waterton Lake and other attractions in Waterton Lakes National Park, use our Waterton Lakes National Park itinerary planner.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Although the boat was overcrowded we enjoyed a well narrated tour of the lake seeing wildlife and hearing historical and geological education.  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    This lake is awesome for its scenery, It will take all your stresses away. Our kids enjoyed skipping rocks and going in for a swim. The water is actually not that bad at all once you get use to it!  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    Mountain lakes are beautiful, and Upper Waterton Lake is no exception. This body of water is ringed by majestic mountain peaks which accentuate its beauty.  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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