We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

“A "GOT TO GO BACK TO" experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cameron Lake

Cameron Lake
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: 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.
Fort Macleod, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
“A "GOT TO GO BACK TO" experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Beautiful scenary, nice quiet atmosphere. Just great for scenic views, photo ops, animals in the wild, especialy deer are plentiful.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank Kenneth W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

296 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    184
    91
    17
    2
    2
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Medicine Hat, Canada
Level Contributor
31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great place to see!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Whether you drive to the lake and enjoy a stroll around the lake, or cross country up to the lake in the winter, it is a place worth going to. The drive up to the lake is beautiful and enjoyable. The lake itself is a great place to find birds, take the kids for a stroll, or rent a canoe for a paddle on the lake. It is a place we stop at almost every time we are in Waterton, regardless of the time of year.

Visited February 2012
Helpful?
Thank Crystal W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
305 reviews
183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
“Attractive lake”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

It doesn’t take too long to drive up to this beautiful lake and the car parking area is right next to the shoreline. Here you can buy an ice-cream, hire a boat or sit on the water’s edge with spectacular views across the water to the far shore which is in the United States and the mountains behind. Definitely worth a visit as this is a lovely alpine lake.

Visited July 2012
Helpful?
Thank Sara_and_Paul
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cardston, Alberta, Canada
Level Contributor
32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Jewel of Waterton”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

We love the drive up to Cameron. The far end of the lake is in the USA. You can rent a canoe or paddle boat but they are quite expensive, or bring your own.The parking lot /offloading zone is a short way to the lake and paved for easy access. This is a fun place to picnic or there are losts of great picnic spots on the side of the rode on the way to or from Cameron Lake. There are also some really fun hikes in this area, but be prepared as they are long ones. We like to hike up the lake as the trail is right next to the lake and you can turn around when ever kids get tired. Be aware that there are lots a bear sightings in this area in spring or fall. Dress warm in fall as this is at high altitude and can get cold quite fast.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank Steve W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“tucked away in the mountains”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

This is quite a cold lake being up higher in the mountains and the drive up to it is quite breathtaking. You may want to take a canoe or paddle boat to this one.

Helpful?
Thank gail s
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Cameron Lake also viewed

Waterton Lakes National Park, Canadian Rockies
Waterton Lakes National Park, Canadian Rockies
 
Waterton Lakes National Park, Canadian Rockies
Waterton Lakes National Park, Canadian Rockies
 

Been to Cameron Lake? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing