Winter in Waterton
Waterton is winter is ideal for the real "rejuvinators" interested in unplugging and re-connecting with oneself and loved ones. Most of the businesses are boarded up but don’t let that deter you—in winter, you really get to feel like you own the town.
Waterton creates an experience of solitude as the former busy streets once filled with vehicles and visitors are now occupied by wildlife, the real locals of the park. There are many unique vantage points to soak up fall in Waterton, please read below to learn about our top recommended activities and businesses that are currently open.
Please note: There are no available gas stations or grocery stores in Waterton in the fall and winter season. Please ensure your re-fuel and bring groceries! There are two restaurants open and ready to serve.
Businesses open in Winter:
Tamarack Adventures (starting January 2021)
Roots run deep with these family of guides having over six generations calling Waterton home! This family-run business offer Accredited and Local Guides that look to connect with their visitors to share that homegrown passion for the area.
AVAILABILITY: These experiences run on demand so when you are ready so is this family to offer you their best southwest hospitality!
Winter Waterton Adventure
Guided Snowshoe on one of our Winter trails around Waterton for a half day adventure. Enjoy an Interpretive Snowshoe with one of our Local Guides and learn about Waterton and its unique environment. $60 + GST per person.
Winter Walk and Talk
Walk and Interpretive talk around the Waterton village with a Local of 40 years! Learn about the human history of Waterton and enjoy the solitude of the winter village. $20 + GST per person
SW Winter Getaway Special
Two persons for the Winter Waterton Adventure with gourmet hot beverages and snacks from Local Harvest Coffeehouse. $100 + GST ($50 per person).
**Be sure to check out other winter experiences offered in southwest Alberta!
Top Five Scenic views
- Bears Hump- short but steep one hour hike that provides a beautiful view of the townsite. This view is the most famous view and a definite favourite trail of locals and visitors alike.
- Blakiston Falls (Red Rock Canyon)- An impressive waterfall a short walk from Red Rock canyon- it’s worth it, trust us!
- Cameron Lake- A short drive from the townsite with breathtaking views! Emerald coloured water reaches far into the distance toward the backdrop of Mount Custer. Soak it in.
- Prince of Wales Hill- Either drive up to view our iconic Waterton valley behind the POW or take a stroll up the Prince of Wales Hill. * Please note, the POW is not open in fall/winter. *
- Akamina Parkway- Hike or bike the roadway as it meanders up the Akamina valley, looking down to the creek below and up to the majestic peaks that surround you.