Things to Do at Waterton Lakes National Park

Things to Do at Waterton Lakes National Park

When it comes to National Parks, Canada has quite a number of them. However, one of the best National Parks worth visiting is the Waterton Lakes National Park. This National Park has everything to offer, from hiking to boat tours to wildlife sightings to sipping tea. 


Whether you are a tourist or a local, visiting Waterton Lakes National Park for the first time, we have created a list of activities you can do. We have also recommended some accessories to make your trip worthwhile and available at Skuxs

Bicycle Stroll in The Park

Waterton Lakes Park is a biosphere reserve stretched over many acres of land. The national park is home to wildlife and has many scenic views, hence one of the best things to do at Waterton National Park is a bicycle ride. You can rent a bike from the town or even bring your own to explore the park—bike through the Red Rock and Akamina Parkway to Kootenai Brown Trail. You can also go mountain biking as there are five mountain bike trails in Waterton.

Product Recommendation: T5mo Organic Airflo Hat

Available in three colors (khaki, blue, and olive), the T5mo Organic Airflo Hat is the perfect accessory to carry for Biking in Waterton. The premium quality fabric protects you from the harsh UV rays, while the added mesh provides ventilation. The hat is lightweight, easy to care for, and perfect for all kinds of activities.

 Product Features:

  • A water-repellent finish keeps off the rain
  • The front & back wind cords system secures hat in gusty conditions
  • Hydrofil® sweatband to wick moisture away
  • Keep valuables safe in the secret pocket
  • Buoyancy – stays afloat in water

Bewitched by Cameron Falls

One of the Waterton Lakes National Park's highlights is the scenic Cameron Falls. The freshwaters surrounded by mother nature have a very pleasant and soothing environment. This waterfall is located at the edge of the town. You can drive there and spend your time. It also has a parking lot where the visitors can park their cars. 

Product Recommendations: Women's Thermo Aurora 2 Mid Shell Waterproof

The Thermo Aurora 2 Mid Shell boot is designed to withstand the harsh outdoor environment. It provides a firm grip and traction and protects your feet on any kind of trail. The boots feature a waterproof shell with insulation that protects against cold weather and a moist environment. Manufactured with premium quality molded nylon arch shank, the Thermo Aurora 2 Mid Shell features the Vibram Arctic Grip.

Product Features:

  • A waterproof membrane seals out water and lets moisture escape
  • Full-grain leather and wool upper
  • Metal hook traditional lace closure
  • Bellows’s tongue keeps out debris
  • Snowshoe strap ridge for stability
  • Fleece lining for added warmth
  • 200 grams lightweight, low bulk insulation keeps you comfortable

Waterton Lake Tour on Boat

When visiting Waterton Lake, one of the worthwhile things to do there is cruising at the lake. Throughout the day, different cruises leave the lake. The cruise tour lasts about 2 hours. It is great for sightseeing and for those who love wildlife sightings. The route consists of the Canada and US border, including a stop at the Goat Hunt in Glacier National Park. For people who want Instagram-worthy photographs, the best time for a cruise is 10 am. On the other hand, if you love wildlife, hop on the 7 pm cruise; it’s the best time to spot different wildlife. 

Product Recommendation: CV-Venture Cellphone Xbody

Designed to go with any outfit, this CV-Venture Cellphone Xbody is a great accessory to carry! It is a lightweight and easy-to-carry cellphone handbag. The handbag features a dual-side design embellishment that looks very chic. It comes in 3 designs and color variations, including a whimsical fox (dark brown), a grey tabby cat (purple), and a sunflower (navy). The bag is manufactured with premium quality faux leather and nylon with RIFD protection. It looks chic and protects your valuables like cards, cash, and smartphone during an outdoor stroll.

Product Features:

  • 3 interior credit card slots
  • Top zipper closure and front zipper pocket
  • Large rear and front pocket to fit your smartphone
  • Adjustable strap
  • Detachable key-chain (green leaf and flower charm included)

Go Hiking

Visiting the Waterton National Park and not hiking feels unreligious. There is more than one hiking trail in the Waterton Lakes National Park including the Bear Hump, Crypt Lake, Bertha Falls, and more. Each trail has its specialties to offer. However, one thing that is common among all is that they offer wonderful scenic views of the whole park. The Bear Hump is a relatively short hike but gives a wonderful view. Bertha Falls is relatively longer than Bear Hump, and its highlight is the wonderful views of the park. The whole hike is about a 5 km round trip, and the lower Bertha Falls are mesmerizing to view.


Speaking of the Crypt Lake hike, it is for those who love the thrill. Nominated as the world’s most thrilling hike trail by National Geographic, Crypt Lake has a lot. The hike is 18 km long with 700 meters in elevation. You enjoy the boat ride, 4 waterfalls, a passage through a mountain tunnel, a section of trail for climbing holding onto the chains, and a walk along the beautiful Crypt Lake.

Product Recommendation: Hydraform Jett-Lite Thermal 

Manufactured for the Marathon runners, the Hydraform Jett-Lite Thermal bottles make it convenient to carry fluids and other small items. It features an ultra-minimalist design with an ergonomically contoured bottle that relieves hand cramping. The zipper pocket fits the bottle and allows you to carry keys, cards, gel, and even a phone.

 Product Features:

  • A breathable and removable thermal sleeve is hand washable
  • The expandable zippered pocket fits phone, nutrition, keys
  • Cushioned, adjustable hand strap with the no-slip bottom strap
  • Quick-grab zipper pull
  • Reflective pocket detail
  • New Jett-Squeeze™ cap for quick hydration

Stop at the Prince of Wales Hotel for Evening Tea

One of the reasons why Waterton National Park is the best is because it offers some exceptional experiences that one can’t expect from a national park. Stop at Waterton town, which is a small town with many boutique shops, fine dining restaurants, and beautiful houses. While shopping and strolling in the town, don’t forget to stop at the Prince of Wales hotel to have a delicious evening tea. Not only does the hotel offer tea, scones, sandwiches, and cakes, but also the captivating views across the Upper Waterton Lake. 

Product Recommendation: Men’s Merino 150 Base Layer Micro Stripe Short Sleeve

Manufactured to be worn all year sound, the Merino 150 base layer short sleeve is up to the challenge outdoors. It features body-temp regulating properties and is breathable. The nylon core featuring the core-spun technology provides maximum durability without compromising the comfort of Merion next to the skin. The smooth flatlock seams are added to minimize chafing. While the offset shoulder and side seams lie smoothly, thunder the pack traps. The Merino's simple design and four-color variation provide you comfort and protection while uplifting your overall look.

Product Features:

  • Slim fit design
  • Raglan sleeve design removes shoulder seams
  • Flatlock seam construction is designed to minimize chafing

Experience the Canoeing, Kayaking

Another great thing to experience at the Waterton Lakes Park is canoeing and kayaking. Visiting the National Park during the hot summer days, canoeing, kayaking, or stand-up paddleboarding is a must! 

Product Recommendation: Stallion Hat

The stunning Stallion Hat is manufactured with 100% cotton and poly blend premium quality. It features a trucker design that looks pretty impressive. The stallion embellishment on the hat adds more appeal to your overall look. It comes in two basic colors, including black and white, making it appropriate for any outfit and outdoor activity. The hat protects you from the harsh sun rays and is also breathable. It is fully adjustable and comes with a snapback. 

Product Features:

  • Two-color variation
  • Manufactured with a high-quality poly blend and 100% cotton
  • Fully Adjustable
  • It comes with a snapback
  • Available in two colors

Stargaze in the Night

End your Waterton Lake National Park trip with stargazing. This national park has been recognized as the Dark Sky Park and it’s the perfect spot for stargazers because it offers scenic sky views. The best spots for stargazing at the Waterton Park are Cameron Bay, Red Rock Parkway, and Bison Paddock overlook. 

Product Recommendations: Terkz Air

Designed for those who work hard and love to hear music, the Terkz Air headphones are an excellent product. The headphones are lightweight, but they feature a  modern design. Its open ear design without chords is hassle-free and provides comfort to the user. The dynamic sound range of the headphones makes it easier to focus on the task. It comes in two striking colors, including midnight blue and red.

Product Features: 

  • It offers Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity
  • Terkz Air is IP55 water-resistant
  • Enjoy your favorite music or podcasts longer with up to 6 hours of battery life
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Cordless design makes it hassle-free
  • Compatible with all devices.

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