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Waterton Wildflower Festival 2018

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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.

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

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From beargrass to orchids, pink meadowsweet, and glacier lilies, learn to identify the different species, see wildflowers from horseback, 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 14 - 19, 2018.

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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.

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, as well as an Afternoon Tea with Local Experts.... and more.

Events throughout the festival are led by highly qualified professionals, naturalists and scientists who will help make your Festival experience memorable.

Festival Dates

June 14th – June 19th, 2018


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


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

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John Neufeld 2/1/2018
I am interested in wild flowers and would love to attend this event. I look forward to receiving more information when it is available
Mary Kaiser 3/2/2018
Hi, I have been interested in this festival for several years. I would like more information about events, lodging. Thanks,
DML 3/8/2018
I was in town for this last year, quite by accident. Waterton is always amazing but the festival was a nice bonus. All sort of flowers and wildlife about, and not terribly crowded. Will always come back.
Cathy Bennington 3/10/2018
I've kind of lost track of how many of these festivals I've attended - but still looking forward to another! All booked in and bringing some "first timers" with me this year. Looking forward to the 2018 Schedule at-a-glance when that information becomes available.
Laurie McKay 3/13/2018
I am interested in attending this year last year was amazing - I would like to receive more info as soon as it available
trac 3/27/2018
when can we sign up?
Lee Schneider 3/28/2018
Please send the 2018 schedule of events as soon as it is available. Thank you!
Frank - Waterton Festivals 4/4/2018
Please sign up for Festival News to be the first. We will publish the program in a few days. Stay tuned!
J. Butterworth 4/24/2018
Have always loved this event. We hope to attend again this year!
Danielle Berry 4/27/2018
Waterton is husband family history i want to learn about this place as much as possible
Jenny Dovichak 5/10/2018
I will be attending this event for the fist time and am very much looking forward to it! I am encouraging everyone to come out!
Stephen & Brendi Jolie, Admins for E-PAC. 6/13/2018
7 members of 'E-PAC' ( Elkford Photography Arts Club) will be attending the Wild Flower Festival !! A planned schedule event through the Club this year, for Foliage Portraiture, Wildlife, and Landscape Photography. Excitement is expressed by all members participating in this event.
Jean Samis. eagle13! 6/22/2018
have never attended the festival and missed it this year - are there still events going on, is it worth coming later. please put me on the list for next year.