Experience Cardston, Waterton & Pincher Creek Waterton is home to 60 species of mammals and 250 species of birds. Wildlife is so abundant here that you’re likely to see more bighorn sheep then people. The diversity of wildlife was the genesis of a fall festival, the Waterton Wildlife Weekend. Waterton is so special it has earned the UNESCO designation of World Biosphere Reserve as well as World Heritage Site. In 1932 Waterton Lakes National Park joined Montana’s Glacier National Park to form the world’s first International Peace Park. It’s a symbol of friendship between Canadians and Americans.
Horses played an important role in the early development of the area. Trails were created to link the great lodges and pack trains of horses would deliver supplies and the first tourists. By exploring Waterton on horseback, you can see the park in much the same way that the early explorers discovered it.
The Blackfoot people consider Waterton a sacred place. Learn more at the Crandell Mountain Interpretive Theatre’s Native Storyteller program. Be sure to visit the Maskinonge Overlook Exhibit and discover the origins of the sacred Beaver Bundle. It contains the essence of life and opens in the spring.
Many visitors use Waterton as a base while touring through the region. There are several authentic western adventures here such as the Great Canadian Barn Dance, Remington Carriage Museum, The Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, and Alpine Stables. Just be sure to arrange your accommodation well in advance.
Waterton Wildflower Festival June 15 - June 20 watertonwildflowers.com Canada Day July 1 Celebrate Canada’s birthday in Waterton!
For more Information visit mywaterton.ca, pinchercreek.ca, and cardston.ca
Parks Day Weekend July 17 & July 18
Blackfoot Arts and Heritage Festival August TBA
Waterton-Glacier Science and History Day July 25, from 9:30am - 3:30pm, at the Falls Theatre in Waterton Free of charge.
Waterton Wildlife Weekend September 22 - September 24 watertonwildlife.com
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Waterton Lakes Lodge Resort www.watertonlakeslodge.com 1-888-985-6343
Vimy’s Lounge & Grill www.vimys.com (403) 859-2150
Crandell Mountain Lodge www.crandellmountainlodge.com 1-866-859-2288
Pearls Cafe www.pearlscafe.ca (403) 859-2660
Aspen Village www.aspenvillageinn.com 1-888-859-8669
Pizza of Waterton www.pizzaofwaterton.com (403) 859-2660
LOUNGE & GRILL
Horseback riding IN the park.
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See wildlife habitat and wildflowers galore as you meander through wooded trails of the spectacular Rocky Mountains. Our guided rides are the ultimate western adventure for the whole family. Select hourly, half-day, full day or overnight trips. Across from the golf course.
Open May through Sept, 9am - 5pm