Upper Waterton Lake, Waterton Lakes National Park

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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. Before you visit Waterton Lakes National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • There are so many wonderful views in this area but unfortunately many are now gone due to the fires last fall. I have to wonder how many animals died? It may explain why so many are now in town lookin...  more »
  • We arrived two weeks after the wild fires. It was sad to see the devastation and many of the restaurants and businesses had closed early for the season. We were not able to hike or ride as planned but...  more »
  • If you can swing the 7pm cruise, it is very pleasant and you are far more likely to see wildlife...like the bear we saw eating at the water's edge. The guide says the pace is more relaxed than the day...  more »
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  • Very beautiful view from the hill top, the trail going down is good for short trekking experience... loved the view. The view is even nicer from the base of lake beside the Fire side Lounge on Waterton Ave
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