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Waterton Wildflower Festival 2015

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Come discover why Waterton is the Wildflower Capital of Canada!
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About this Festival

Come discover why Waterton is the Wildflower Capital of Canada!

We invite you to step into a wildflower wonderland, a varitable bouquet of wildflowers. The spectacular setting of Waterton Lakes National Park is home to more than 1,000 vascular plant species including half of all wildflower species found in Alberta. Of those, 175 species are listed as rare in Alberta and 20 are only found in Waterton, some of which are also listed as rare in Canada.

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From beargrass to orchids, nature is on display in a panorama of blossoms among prairies and peaks. This amazing diversity of wildflowers will be celebrated in the 12th Annual Waterton Wildflower Festival, June 19-27, 2015.

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Join us for guided walks, hikes, workshops and presentations. Come celebrate the first day of summer in a World Heritage Site.

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This 9-day event, a program of the Waterton Park Community Association, features more than 80 workshops on photography and art, guided walks on plant identification and park ecosystems, family programs, lunchtime and evening photographic presentations and local entertainment.

Activities include: Wildflower Photography and Painting, Wildflower Identification, Wildflower Connections, Wildflowers by Horseback and by Cruise and even by canoe, as well as an Afternoon Tea with Local Experts.... and more.

Events throughout the 9 days are led by highly qualified professionals including talented wildflower photographers Steve Harrington, Frans Brouwers and Ian Wilson. Botanical artist Margaret Best; naturalists and scientists, John Russell, Dr. Brian Reeves, Brenda Holder and Lyndon Penner will help make your Festival experience memorable.

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Festival Dates

June 19th – June 27th, 2015


Waterton Wildflower Festival
201 Cameron Falls Drive
Waterton Park, AB T0K 2M0


  • Education and Interpretation
  • Live Music
  • Nature and Wildlife
  • Start Time - Afternoon
  • Start Time - Evening
  • Start Time - Morning

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Al 4/7/2015
I have attended for the past two years. Looking forward to this year!
Ralph Smithson 5/16/2015
Great website! Great browsing experience! Booked time off, see you there.