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Address: Akima Pkwy. | 13 km (8 mi) southwest of town of Waterton Park, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
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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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This place is a must see in Waterton NP!

I love Cameron lake, the drive up is fabulous and often you will see wildlife on the drive, from fox to Mt. sheep to the occasional bear, mostly blacks but I have see a Grizzly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love Cameron lake, the drive up is fabulous and often you will see wildlife on the drive, from fox to Mt. sheep to the occasional bear, mostly blacks but I have see a Grizzly walking on the far side of the lake. It was a long way from us, just saying... The lake is just beautiful, so clear you... More 

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Fernie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to Cameron Lake during the summer and winter seasons, and it is equally stunning at either times. During the summer, you can rent crafts to go out into the water. During the winter, you can snowshoe into the lake (45 min) from the final staging area as the last segment of the road is blocked off.

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Thank Karen T
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning frozen lakes in the winter with trails crossing the border. Very nice cross country, snowshoes and winter hiking trails

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Thank Jtsch52
St. Albert, Canada
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We were here for the last weekend in July and it was crazy busy, almost to the point of not being fun or able to enjoy the scenery. The park rangers finally sent someone up to slow down the traffic in and out but they really should have been monitoring this much earlier. There were people ( mostly foreigners) parked... More 

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Thank KimandGaryPeto
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This lake is situated at the end of a lengthy drive but well worth the time spent getting there. If you park up, there's a walk through the woods down to another lake where on a previous visit, we saw moose for the very first time (but sadly not on this occasion). One big black mark - the toilets were... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Depending on the time of year, Cameron Lake is very nice to experience. July and August can be busy but otherwise the trails are great for walking.

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Pickering
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

At the end of a beautiful drive you will find Cameron Lake. Its a tranquil lake with fantastic reflections. Several canoes out on the water and I would have liked to have had a go but it was closed whilst I was there. Had a walk round the lake and saw moose drinking in a small pool at the side... More 

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Banff, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

We went there to have a look. It's such a beautiful place 16 km away from town. Next year it will be closed to public due to construction- new parking and all access will be upgraded. Loved the place will definitely be back.

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King Salmon, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

You must rent a canoe to fully experience this little gem of a lake! The row boats are hard to row if the wind is blowing so save yourself and rent the canoe. It is a family tradition to have canoe battles on Cameron Lake every time we are in Waterton. This is a must see place not to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Beautiful drive and at the end is Cameron Lake. Easy walk to the shore. We JUST missed the huge grizzly bear that ripped the ladies restroom apart! They were walking around with tranquilizer guns and the restroom was closed for a short time. But the lake was calming and not too many people to spoil the nature. It was mid... More 

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