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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: 403-859-2362
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Take the boat tour!

Be sure to take the boat tour. The guides give a very great historical talk about the lake and land surrounding it. My 11 year old daughter enjoyed it and was able to see land... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jessica M
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Germantown, Wisconsin
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Germantown, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Be sure to take the boat tour. The guides give a very great historical talk about the lake and land surrounding it. My 11 year old daughter enjoyed it and was able to see land formations that they had only discussed in school. The entire boat enjoyed seeing the Canadian/US border as the boat crossed over. Breath taking views in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you are staying at Glacier National Park and have a free afternoon I highly recommend the drive North to Waterton in Canada. Pack your passport as you will need it at the boarder. Recommend enjoying the Vista at prince of whales hotel. Also recommend touring the quaint vacation town of waterton.

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Thank Bstrings
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to Kayak, Canoe, and Paddle board! Check this rental business out for your water sports needs.

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Thank mgolsen
Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waterton is a nice town on Waterton lake just inside the park. Very clean beach area and walking paths around the town along side the lake. Very relaxing place to take a stroll. We just pulled in for a half hour and walked around a bit. The mountains are very beautiful and snow covered. Great for taking photo's.

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Thank Murray D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing views for as far as the eye can see. Nice level walk around the town and well kept paths along the lake. If your around this area it is a must do.

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Thank Tracey O
Edmonton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

These days clean lakes are hard to come by but every time I have been to Upper Waterton Lake it's been a wonderful and clean experience. The water and the beach are well taken care of and awesome to be in. It's the best lake in Alberta to me so far, I'd go back just for this lake!!

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Thank Marcie F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This lake is right next to the town of Waterton. It is very calm and relaxing. You can scuba dive in it, ride a boat on it, fish in it, hike around it or just be amazed by the beauty of it!

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Thank Lisa A
Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We drove up to take advantage of the higher view point and were not disappointed. Take care wher you park as the bus bays are not clearly marked!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

If you go to Glacier and have your passport with you, be sure to get to Waterton Lakes in Alberta. And if you do, take a boat ride to Goat Haunt in the US side, and listen to the very knowledgeable guides. We stayed in the Prince of Wales Hotel which was fun in spite of the fact that the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The lake itself is not very big.However,it is beautiful and easily get access to.Better go before the peak season if you love serenity.

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