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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  • Everywhere you turn it is a wonderf view! If you take the boat cruise you can see all of upper Waterton lake, so worth it!  more »
  • This is such a peaceful lake, but it can be a bit windy at times. A nice walking path around the lake means some very good picture taking. Several areas to eat a lunch and admire the views. If your in...  more »
  • We were looking forward to the boat ride on Waterton Lake to Goat Haunt in Glacier National Park to do the hike but a pulled muscle earlier in the week prevented the hiking. Although the sun was shini...  more »

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