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Upper Waterton Lake

Upper Waterton Lake, Waterton Lakes National Park, AB, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Cleveland, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Take the lake cruise on the International from Waterton, cross the border and visit the US for hiking in mostly unspoiled areas. If you don't want to visit more than 30 minutes, you don't need a passport.

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Edmonton, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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157 reviews 157 reviews
83 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Charlotte, NC
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This was a moderately strenuous hike around this lake but well worth the effort. We ran into a lot of snow on the trail about two hours into our walk and had to turn around, but found a lot of beautiful views to take in on the way down. A real treat was a herd of Big Horn Sheep on... More

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Banff, Alberta, Canada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
78 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Waterton during the New years was an Ghost town and while it was relaxing to get away from the hussle and bussel we should have picked an area that had more activities going on. BUT we fully understand that in the summer time this one of the more picturistic area of Alberta. We will need to visit again during the... More

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kildare
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

While on a driving holiday in Canada in November, we happened upon Waterton. As it was out of season it was nearly deserted and I thought it was one of the most beautiful places I have been. the lake was cossetted by the Rockies and was spectacular. It is only a small place and we stayed in the hotel there.... More

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