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Waterton Wildflower Festival 2017

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

The Wildflower Festival was the 2016 finalist of the Alto Award in the category: Outstanding Sustainable Tourism

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 or cruise, 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 15-20, 2017.

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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.

Ticket Sales starting in April 2017

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; Charlie Russell, Brenda Holder and Lyndon Penner will help make your Festival experience memorable.

Ticket Sale starting April 2017

Festival Dates

June 15th – June 20th, 2017


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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Karen Mohn 11/2/2016
Friends have gone in the past and so we are planning to this coming June
Frank - Festival Team 1/6/2017
The festival is very popular and tickets sell quickly. They are usually up for sale as of April 1st. If you sign up to the Festival News (see above) you'll be the first to know!
Laura Morrison 3/15/2017
I have came the last 2 years and loved the experience and plan on coming again this year