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Waterton Wildflower Festival 2016

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

We invite you to step into a wildflower wonderland, a veritable bouquet of wildflowers in the wildflower capital of Canada. 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.

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From beargrass to orchids, pink meadowsweet, and glacier lilies, learn to identify the different species, see wildflowers from horseback, cruise, or canoe, indulge in an afternoon tea with local experts, and learn about wildflower photography and painting. The possibilities and mediums are endless when learning about Waterton wildflowers during the 13th annual Waterton Wildflower Festival.
The Waterton Wildflower Festival will run from June 19-24, 2016.

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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 festival, a program of the Waterton Park Community Association, features many 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, as well as an Afternoon Tea with Local Experts.... and more.

Events throughout the festival 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, Brenda Holder and Lyndon Penner will help make your Festival experience memorable.

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Festival Dates

June 19th – June 24th, 2016


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


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

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Jen 4/21/2016
Can't wait to come up to the festival!
Larry 5/20/2016
a number of years ago we were in Waterton a day after the festival closed and that is how we found out about it. Hope to get back soon
Peter Bovell 7/8/2016
Excellent tour and experience to Waterton Flower Festival.
Liz. G 7/10/2016
I didn't attend this year because we were away during that time. BUT from friends who did attend, they truly enjoyed the experience. I would appreciate it if you could keep my name on file and send me info for the 2017 festival. Thanks! Liz G, Lethbridge.
KenW 7/28/2016
I attended two great events. I just wish there was a Saturday the first weekend or a Sunday the last weekend