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Waterton Lakes National Park is located in the southwest corner of Alberta and borders Glacier National Park in Montana, USA. Established in 1895, Waterton Lakes National Park became Canada’s fourth national park. It covers more than 200 square miles of wilderness, rugged mountains, a sparkling chain of lakes, windswept prairies and beautiful landscapes. This is the narrowest section of the Rocky Mountains, yet it contains the most diversity. This is a spot where nature meets and ecosystems from the north, south, east and west thrive here, allowing for a wide variance in plants, animals and landscape. Prairieland reaches down into mountain valleys, pristine lakes gather water throughout the park and a huge number of animals call this park home, including more than 250 species of birds, 60 plus mammals, 24 fish, many reptiles and thousands of insects. Large predators like wolves, wolverines and cougars still live here. Moose, elk, bison, and mountain goats are often seen throughout the park. The sheer diversity of this park makes it an amazing Alberta camping destination!
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The weather in Waterton Lakes National Park is variable and can change suddenly. One valley can be bright and sunny while another is in the midst of a severe rain storm. However, summer tends to be warm and brief while winters are mild and snowy. April and June are the wettest months of the year. July and August tend to be the warmest and sunniest. September and October come with rich fall colors. Winter sets in by November and January and February are the coldest months of the year. Daily entrance fees are required to enter the park. The cost for an adult is CA$7.80, $6.80 for seniors, $3.90 for children and $19.60 for a family. An annual pass costs $39.20 for adults, $34.30 for seniors, $19.60 for kids, and $98.10 for a family. A family is up to seven people traveling in one car.
There is plenty to do and see when visiting Waterton Lakes National Park. Visitors can hike through the mountains and valleys or along lakes and rivers. With over 120 miles of hiking trails, there is always a chance to explore something new. A number of scenic drives allow visitors to explore the beauty of the park from the comfort of their own car. Winter months offer a wide variety of winter activities including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice climbing. Wildlife is always fairly easy to spot, and you’ll be able to see elk, moose, bears and wolves, birds and other creatures in their natural habitat. With so many beautiful things to see, and exciting things to do, Waterton Lakes National Park has plenty of wonderful Alberta campgrounds to offer.
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