Waterton Lakes National Park (Alberta, Canada) is anticipating another busy summer season, and Parks Canada reminds campers and outdoor enthusiasts to plan ahead before visiting.
According to a press release, the network of protected areas administered by Parks Canada is a gateway to nature, history, and 450,000 km² of memories from coast to coast to coast.
Here are some helpful tips to get make the most out of your next trip to Waterton Lakes; plan ahead, visit a park less traveled, beat the crowds, respect wildlife, be bear aware, and get your watercraft inspected.
“As Canadians, we are fortunate to live in a country with such diverse landscapes and rich history. Every one of the protected areas within the Parks Canada network of sites is a perfect gateway to discovering, learning about, and connecting with natural and cultural heritage. As summer approaches, I encourage all Canadians to get out and explore locations such as Waterton Lakes National Park as they walk in the footsteps of history and enjoy the important physical and mental benefits of being outdoors,” said The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada.
According to the government of Canada, Waterton Lakes National Park is Canada’s fourth national park, originally protected in 1895.
It represents the southern Rocky Mountains Natural Region– where some of the most ancient mountains in the Rockies abruptly meet the prairie. It is a landscape shaped by wind, fire, and flooding, with a rich variety of plants and wildlife.
Five electric vehicle charging stations are available for use within the Waterton Lakes National Park. Four are located in the marina parking lot, and the other can be found nearby in the public parking lot across Mount View Road.
For more information, visit https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/index.