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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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We wanted bears and that's what we got!

Stunning scenery, hike trails, lake activities and lots of wildlife, especially bears - you couldn't ask for more in a national park 😀

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Stunning scenery, hike trails, lake activities and lots of wildlife, especially bears - you couldn't ask for more in a national park 😀

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I do like it in winter as it is very peaceful but need either skis or snowshoes and some time. Summer is a beautiful mountain lake in the Canadian Rockies .. need anyone say more. The road can be pretty heavily travelled in busy times but lots of pull offs and scenery a plenty.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

its worth the trip!!!!!!...stunning vistas along the trip, and blue crystal blue waters...brrr cold....no swimming for most people....

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Absolutely stunning. We saw 3 bears by the side of the road and many mountain sheep. Cameron Lake is breath taking. We went up the next morning and saw mountain sheep again. The lake had a different look to it with the change in light. Well worth the trip.

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Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Pretty little drive with a stunning finish! Reminded me of Lake Louise, without all the touristy stuff. Watch out for mountain goats and sheep. It's a winding road, but safe enough. There are lots of little pull offs on the way down, and some stunning views of gorges with mountain streams rushing through. Near the beginning of the drive to... More 

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Teesside
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

30 minutes drive from Waterton (50 kph speed limit) gets you to the lake. Along the route are various turnouts where you can pull over and look at the scenery or quite possibly watch bears grazing on the dandelions! At the lake itself there are toilet facilities and an information hut. The lake stretches south and at the far end... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We were lucky to be there in May when Spring had arrived, but, where the sheer wall at the end of the lake was still covered in snow. Apparently a super place to watch bears who congregate at the far end of the lake. Take binoculars!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is like Lake Louise, but better! What a sight, it took my breath away... All I can say is take the drive up to Cameron Lake! Fun Fact: we saw two grizzly cubs on the way up, about two minutes apart. 1 was a newborn for sure, the other a yearling at least. My wife had never seen a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Similar to lake Louise but without the fancy and commercial stuff. Great views, even with bad weather. Bears and several hikes on the go. Great place to visit.

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I`ll take the view at Cameron Lake over Lake Louise any day. Walked approx 1.5 km along the lake and wished we had a canoe to enjoy it further, maybe this summer we`ll get back and take full advantage of it.

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