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Upper Waterton Lake

Address: Upper Waterton Lake, Waterton Lakes National Park, AB, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 403-859-2362
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Wellington, New Zealand
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266 reviews 266 reviews
159 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Lovely lakes, both of them. We were lucky enough to know locals who took us out on the water - well worth doing and to cross the US border halfway along the lake. A nice day-trip from Pincher Creek!

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Sacramento, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Did you know that along the entire US-Candian border, trees and brush are cleared establishing a highly visible borderline? In all of my many trips to Canada, I didn't know this until taking the Upper Waterton Lake boat tour to Goat Haunt. Kevin, the tour guide, loves the area and shares his personal stories. Kevin and Captain Phil are a... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Its quite different from Banff and Jasper - it is breathtakingly beautiful and open wide spaces with the mountains on the backdrop. Make sure to stay at the Ramada at Pincher Creek, you won't be disappointed if you have family that likes to play in water slides plus their service is excellent.

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Westminster, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Definitely take the time to go for a boat ride on the lake. They provide a very informative guide and the two hour ride was well worth the money. The cost to ride on that lake was about half the price of the boat rides on other lakes we stopped at while touring through Alberta.

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Edmonton, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We took the cruise to the US border, which was good but can be spared if you have done any other lake cruises recently. Nothing too special. Would recommend a nice drive along a small road that runs along the lake. Nice restaurants nearby too.

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Toronto
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Go past the Visitor Center, going north. Turn left at the National Park's Operations Buildings, then hike up the grassy hill for a magnificent panoramic view of Upper Waterton Lake with Prince of Wales hotel in the foreground. You can get your park's map marked at the Visitor Center.

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Calgary, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We kayaked , swam , lounged around and had a blast on the shores of this lake . If you are lucky and it's a warm day ,do not miss taking a dip in the lake ! The lake is shallow enough to kayak to remote beaches and have a swim without any fear or danger ! A complete family... More 

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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My family and I live in western Montana and Glacier National Park is one of our favorite destinations. We go there probably twice a year on average, but we've never been to Waterton until this summer and I really wish we'd made it up there sooner. Waterton Townsite is a fantastic little town and the people are wonderful. The prices... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The lake is very clear and surrounded by mountains. I loved walking by the lake or just relaxing on a lawn chair and taking in the beautiful scenery.

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Northridge, CA
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170 reviews 170 reviews
88 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Went there on a very recent trip! Amazingly Beautiful, it made me stay longer than I planned. Be sure to walk around the town.

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