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. 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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  • It's a one day tour from Calgary. The views were spectacular and absolutely beautiful. We visited the Prince of Wales Hotel along with Cameron Falls and Red Rock Canyon. We were told that it's windy m...  more »
  • Stunning lake created by glacier retreat. At the heart of both Waterton Lakes National Park (Canada) and the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park (Canada and the US), a UNESCO World Heritage Site...  more »
  • Worth visiting Waterton is an awesome ice climbing and photographers location with complete serenity and opportunities for solo experiences. I have played in Waterton during the fall and summer howeve...  more »