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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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A lovely spot to visit year round

This lake has it all with views to Mt. Custer (in MT) and the Akamina Ridge (in BC). You can rent canoes on it in the summer, or do the easy lakeshore trail, or just relax and... read more

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Lethbridge, Canada
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Lethbridge, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lake has it all with views to Mt. Custer (in MT) and the Akamina Ridge (in BC). You can rent canoes on it in the summer, or do the easy lakeshore trail, or just relax and have a picnic there. In winter the lake freezes, and it is possible to cross country ski part of it close to the... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

We stopped at Cameron Lake when we took a drive through Waterton Park. My boys played in the water while we sat on the beach. We rented a couple of kayaks and took them out on this lake for an hour. It was incredible. Such amazing scenery everywhere. We loved this lake in Waterton!

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Rocky Mountain House, Canada
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Reviewed February 4, 2017

Skiing or snowshoeing in to the lake is the way to go. PAssing along the way the oldest ACC cabin in the system (given to the ACC by PArks Canada). The skiing is novice level with no issues route finding or trail negotiations (more of a pleasant outing) with dramatic views once at the lake. Be mindful of avalanche reports... More 

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Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

The road was closed so we had to walk a few kilometres to get to lake Cameron. I was hesitant if it was worth it but boy was it ever. The lake was still frozen and it was picturesque. Would love to go back and hike around the lake or see it in the summer Definitely check it out

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Chilliwack, Canada
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

The public access road, Akamina Parkway, to Cameron Lake was closed by Parks Canada for construction during the last major long weekend of the season. The only access to this destination was via private tour bus. I assume there was a cost associated with this private service on a public road? I'm not impressed, and had many question which Park's... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

After a thirty minute pleasant drive in the rain we arrived at Cameron Lake just as the sun came out ☀ People immediately went in the water, which was very warm. We even were lucky enough to witness a marriage proposal made (and accepted) out on the lake in a canoe ♥ In the distance there was snow visible on... More 

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Maple Creek, Canada
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Reviewed August 12, 2016

i LOVE Cameron Lake. however it is closed to tourists i think they are redoing the highways..which i understand. but still in Aug. so bummed. it is a wonderful spot

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed August 10, 2016

magnificent view, a good reason why it is known and little lake louise. amazing to think that falls in town start here

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Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

We all had a great time at Cameron lake. The water is warm and clean. The picnic grounds are very clean. I will be heading back there again.

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Griffin, Georgia
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Reviewed July 19, 2016

We took a ride on a boat down the lake and the scenery is out of this world. Very beautiful scenery.

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