Upper Waterton Lake, Waterton Lakes National Park
(4.7/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The lake itself is beautiful. My husband and I went swimming in Emerald Bay. It has a very nice day use area complete with picnic tables. I will admit, it was a touch cold in the first week of June, b...  more »
  • Huge Lake surrounded by all too beautiful mountains. Feel free to take the trail to the falls Bertha staked panoramic views on this Lake.
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  • This lake straddles Canada and USA. It is so pristine clear formed by the retreat of glaciers centuries ago. 
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  • Gorgeous views!
  • Fantastic view
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