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Address: Upper Waterton Lake, Waterton Lakes National Park, AB, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 403-859-2362
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Its amazing, even in bad weather. Hikes, food, services, nice people. Great views, unexplainable, must live it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Its amazing, even in bad weather. Hikes, food, services, nice people. Great views, unexplainable, must live it.

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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318 reviews 318 reviews
125 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I had not planed to visit here on this particular day and only did so because there was construction at Glacier by St. Mary. It was warm and sunny so off I went! What an amazing place!! I had fallen in love with Glacier as heaven on earth. If that is so, Waterton is heaven;s twin! The approach was less... More 

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St. Albert
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Rented canoes when we were there and paddled along the edges if the lake to the far end. Absolutely breathtaking. Would love to go back again.

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Westminster, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I have been traveling for many years and Waterton Lakes National Park was one of the most stunning locations. The mountains, lakes, deer, and other wild life in the area makes it one of the most calming locations that I have traveled.

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Regina, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We camp here every other year with the main point of the trip being the hiking. Talk to the park people for trail maps, difficulty etc. If you are new to hiking do some smaller ones before tackling any biggies. Once you are ready for a challenge go do the Crypt Lake hike. I am 54 years old and I... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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265 reviews 265 reviews
158 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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