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Upper Waterton Lake

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Address: Upper Waterton Lake, Waterton Lakes National Park, AB, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-859-2362
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Gorgeous lake

The lake itself is beautiful. My husband and I went swimming in Emerald Bay. It has a very nice day use area complete with picnic tables. I will admit, it was a touch cold in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
sarah m
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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lake itself is beautiful. My husband and I went swimming in Emerald Bay. It has a very nice day use area complete with picnic tables. I will admit, it was a touch cold in the first week of June, but that didn't stop us. Though it did shorten our swim time. I think if you waited till July of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

This lake straddles Canada and USA. It is so pristine clear formed by the retreat of glaciers centuries ago.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Come early and don't forget to bring foods and drinks that you may eat all day long. Foods and drinks are generally expensive within the village. There are so many things to do and so many things to see! If you come for a day, don't forget to go to red rock canyon. It's not far and you probably will... More 

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Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

I went to Waterton with friends to see the area and do some hiking. The area is outstanding, the views spectacular and the hotel remarkable. The Prince of Wales Hotel is a remarkable piece of Canadian history. The tea served os great as is the bar and its great view. The town is interesting - largely a tourist town but... More 

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Manchester, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

The visitors center suggested we take the boat tour and cruise the lake. It goes from Canada back into the United States and has absolutely beautiful views. We saw a bad eagle on one of the tree tops, which was a real treat for lots of people. Other times, there are other animals, this time no- but still very beautiful!... More 

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NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We took the boat trip to Goat Haunt and enjoyed the great boat ride. Very windy! Both ways! Hang onto your hats! We hiked a bit at Goat Haunt and got our passports stamped with the unique entry stamp. The narrator on the trip was informative and very funny. We enjoyed the stories. Didn't see any wildlife, but it was... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Parks Canada thought it was a good idea to close access to this key road to tax payers during the last major long weekend of the season. I was informed that if I wanted to go on this road to my planned destination that I would have to hire a local tour company! As they were the only ones with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed the scenic boat ride between Waterton and Goat Haunt. Loved seeing the cut up the mountain that was the border between US and Canada. Didn't see any wildlife on the trip. Enjoyed the short ranger talk at Goat Haunt and got our National Parks passport stamped at the pavilion. The commentary on the boat was very good.

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Aventura, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Take the boat to Goats Haunt and and then enjoy the great hiking trails. We didn't see any bears but we did see a lot of evidence that they had recently been there.

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Modesto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

If you don't look at Waterton Village, the lake is stunningly gorgeous. The Prince of Wales Hotel overlooks the lake in marvelous splendor.

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