If you crave peaceful solitude or would prefer to
experience the Canadian Rocky Mountains away from even the smallest
crowd, then you need to spend some time in Waterton Lakes National Park
during our quieter months. In fact, there is a surprising number of
things to do in Waterton in the fall and winter months.
There is really no better place to take in all that
Waterton Lakes, Alberta has to offer during this serene time of year
than at Waterton Glacier Suites. We are proud to offer our guests cozy comfort, luxurious style and excellent service 12 months of the year.
Autumn in Waterton
the fall, the days are still long and often unseasonably warm in
Waterton. The landscape takes on brilliant new colours as it
transitions into a new season, bringing a whole new face and flavour to
this stunning mountain park. Thousands of migratory birds pass through
the park at the changing of the seasons. Black bear, mule deer, elk and
Big Horns are very visible at this time of year as they prepare for the
long winter ahead. Fall is also mating season for deer and elk, so you
can often get a good look at striking males with fully grown antlers
and glossy coats.
It is the perfect time of year for fishing
on serene mountain lakes and quiet trails await hikers or mountain
biking enthusiasts of almost any skill level. Fall is the ideal time
for a Rocky Mountain getaway in Waterton Lakes, Alberta.
Just a few of the things to do in Waterton during the autumn months include:
- wildlife watching and tracking
- bird watching
- scenic drives
Winter in Waterton
During the winter
months, Waterton takes on an entirely new and deeply peaceful
personality. Blanketed in snow, the Park offers cross country skiers & snow shoers
miles and miles of undisturbed terrain and adrenalin junkies are drawn
to one-of-a-kind ice climbing activities.
Wildlife is still
abundant during the winter months, with everything from mule deer to
Big Horn sheep, massive herds of elk to river otter cavorting in (or
on) the lake.
Just a few of the things to do in Waterton during the winter months include:
- cross country skiing
- snow shoeing
- back country skiing
- ice climbing
- geo caching
- enjoy the silence & retreat for the stress of the city
- Fireplaces in every room makes you feel cosy!
- walk through the townsite and have it to yourself!
- wildlife viewing at it's best!
Whether you prefer the outdoor adventure that
Waterton Lakes offers during this gloriously quiet season or would like
to stay indoors with a great book, Waterton Glacier Suites offers a cozy winter haven, with Jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces in every suite. Just a few things to remeber:
- except for Lost Art Jewelery, there will be no shops open in the winter
- no gas stations open in the winter so gas up before you arrive!
- bring your own groceries as there are no grocery stores open in the winter
If you have any questionsabout activities , what to do or what's open...just give us a call!