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Address: Akima Pkwy. | 13 km (8 mi) southwest of town of Waterton Park, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
Description: The climax of a 16 km (10 mile) scenic highway known as the Akamina...
The climax of a 16 km (10 mile) scenic highway known as the Akamina Parkway, is Cameron Lake. Nestled between the majestic mountain peaks of the Akamina Ridge, this sub-alpine lake is one of many serene bodies of water that makes up Waterton Lakes National Park. Beautiful Cameron lake is a great place to rent a canoe and grizzlies are often seen on the far slopes.
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While I have been to Waterton many times over the past 20 years, this was my first visit to Cameron Lake. It is actually a bit of a drive from the town site, but is definitely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

While I have been to Waterton many times over the past 20 years, this was my first visit to Cameron Lake. It is actually a bit of a drive from the town site, but is definitely worth it. The lake is probably one of Watertons, little known jewels, and is breathtaking. You can rent canoes and kayaks, paddle boats too.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The drive to Cameron Lake offers a few stops along the road so don't be in too much of a rush to race to the top. The lake offers some great short hikes although my boys were content with looking through the 'spy glass' telescope (its free) taking a picture and then leaving. We did this later in the evening... More 

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Waterford, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

easy drive down the akimina parkway- it ends at cameron lake. there are boat/ kayak rental. fishing. gorgeous scenery. i guess this is a great way to see a bear- from the safety of a car! no bear for us, but we saw a snowshoe hare!

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We brought our own kayaks and it was phenomenal. The wind blew us toward the end of the lake, bringing us to a bay-type area on the right hand side about 3/4 of the way to the end of the lake, around which we found a pebbly beach protected from the wind. Wind and rain made for a hectic paddle... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

There is nothing I disliked about this place. We walk around the lake on the shore from start end. It is great experience with awesome views of Canadian Rockies. I love this place. I would definitely visit Cameron Lake again and again.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We took a short drive up to Cameron Lake our last morning in Waterton. The drive was beautiful. If you drive up in the morning you can usually see bears. We saw a young bear but he didn't look too healthy. The lake is kind of small but just beautiful and well worth the drive. They have canoeing and hiking... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If you've never been to any of the Canadian Rockies other lakes, this lake might really impress you. But, if you've been to either Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Peyto Lake, Maligne Lake etc....this lake will probably be kind of a let down. It's not the prettiest of the bunch for sure. I'm always blown away by the beauty of the... More 

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Budd Lake, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We drove to Cameron Lake in the morning. In an hour we saw 10 bears. We even saw a mama bear and her three cubs. The bears were on the shoulder of the road. The lake itself provides canoes and kayaks. Another great view of the Canadian Rockies.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Hands down this was our best kayaking adventure ever. There are quite a few people near the dock, but once out on the water it was incredibly peaceful and absolutely stunning!

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Aurora, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Nice 10 mile jaunt with picnic area at the lake and lake conveyances when you get there. Moose and bear on the way.

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Address: Akima Pkwy. | 13 km (8 mi) southwest of town of Waterton Park, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Waterton Lakes National Park

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