Hiking through Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Live

Waterton Lakes National Park Webcam!

Welcome to Waterton Lakes National Park’s first live webcam. We are pleased to share this beautiful view with you and hope you will come to see it in person.

The live webcam is set up in the townsite of Waterton with a picturesque view towards the south and the Rocky Mountains. This webcam allows you to view the weather conditions in Waterton in real-time.

Whether you are traveling to Waterton for a hike, event, or to just get away for the weekend, the live webcam will allow all travellers to plan accordingly for the current weather conditions. The Waterton webcam gives viewers a fantastic clear view of the mountain valley and townsite, and truly captures the beauty of Waterton Lakes National Park. The webcam is live 24/7 for all to enjoy.

If you are ever asked for a Username and Password to view the Waterton Webcam, please use the following login credentials exactly as shown:
Username: VIEWER | Password: VIEWER

PLEASE NOTE: The Waterton Live Webcam will not display in the Chrome, Opera, Safari, Microsoft Edge or Internet Explore browsers. To view the Waterton Webcam, please click on the link below or use the Firefox web browser to view the webcam.

Events and Activites in Waterton

The Triple Crown of Waterton is a hiking challenge consisting of three world-class hikes, Crypt Lake, Akamina Ridge and Alderson-Carthew. To successfully complete the Triple Crown of Waterton, challengers must first register at Pearls Café, located in the Waterton townsite, summit all three hikes in one season, take a pic at each summit, and then let the staff at Pearls know. Conquerors will get their names on the Glory Board for all to see and the inner satisfaction of being a rad mountaineer.

Learn more at www.experiencewaterton.com.

Please note that due to the Kenow wildfire, some backcountry trail closures remain in effect. Always check the Parks Canada website when planning your trip for a current list of area closures and trail conditions.

Hiking to Bertha Peak through Siyeh Pass

Waterton Wildflower Festival

Did you know that Waterton Lakes National Park is home to over 50% of Alberta’s wildflowers? The Waterton Wildflower Festival was created in 2005 to celebrate this fact and to help raise awareness for the growing environmental issues of our ever-changing world.

Waterton’s Wildflower Festival spans 9 days and has a variety of activities including horseback riding, guided hiking tours, and workshops, as well as over 80 educational courses and events. Photography and art classes are also available and all courses and activities are led by qualified and talented professionals.

We hope you will come to see one of Canada’s natural wonders and experience the beauty first hand.

A field full of purple wildflowers in Waterton

Waterton Winterfest

Like most of Canada, Waterton Lakes National Park is blanketed by snow 6 to 8 months out of the year; celebrate this magical time of year with Waterton’s Winterfest. Winterfest is an annual event put on by Parks Canada with the Waterton Chamber of Commerce. Festival events include cross country skiing, snow shoeing, horse drawn carriage rides, tobogganing, indoor arts and crafts sessions, and a pool party at the only indoor heated pool in Waterton! The festival typically takes place mid-February.

Cross country skiing on Waterton Lake

Waterton Wildlife Weekend

Waterton Lakes National Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife and ecosystems; the Waterton Wildlife Weekend was created in celebration of the diversity and wonder of our furry neighbors. The Waterton Wildlife Weekend takes place every year in September and features a variety of activities and events including: Boat shore tours, art and photography classes, guided hiking tours and more.

A big horn sheep stands alone on the mountain side in Waterton