New Winter Openings at Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks Canada re-opening a few areas in Waterton Park for winter activities. The areas open again have been shut down since the Kenow Fire in 2017.

A few more areas are being opened up this winter at Waterton Lakes National Park.

Parks Canada officials have re-opened the Akamina Parkway to Cameron Lake for non-motorized use like skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing.

Trails accessible from the Parkway are also open again. This makes 35 km of re-opened trails this winter in Waterton. All those areas had previously been shut down because of the Kenow Wildfire in 2017.

Meanwhile, the Bear's Hump Trail and Crandell Mountain Campground remain closed. Rehabilitation plans are being developed for those areas before they can re-open.

Newly Opened Areas:

  • The Akamina Parkway is open to Cameron Lake for non-motorised use this winter (e.g. snowshoeing, skiing, hiking, biking).
  • Trails accessible from the Parkway, including Lineham, Rowe (only to the top of Lineham Ridge), Cameron Lakeshore, Akamina Pass (only to the B.C. border), and Summit Lake are also open.
  • This is approximately 35 kilometres of reopened trails in addition to areas reopened earlier this year.
  • The parkway will not be plowed and should be treated as backcountry terrain. To ensure emergency access, there is no parking in the entry to the Akamina Parkway.

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