Waterton National Park

Arts & Culture


With a history dating back more than 10 000 years, there is rich story to be told about Waterton Lakes National Park and the areas surrounding this international treasure. Not only was Waterton the first International Peace Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, nomadic tribes who roamed the area thousands of years ago left behind a fascinating historic legacy. Trailblazers who were later drawn to this area in search of mountain passes, adventure or a new place to call home have also left their mark on the area’s diverse and unique history.

There are several museums in Waterton Park and surrounding areas that celebrate this story. Visitors and locals alike can also enjoy events offered by arts groups and businesses in the area. From fascinating natural history to good old-fashioned country barn dances, there is a lot to take in, explore and enjoy.

Cultural Centers

In the Park

Oil City
Parks Canada Interpretive Center
Waterton Lakes Natural History Association

Outside Waterton Park

Great Canadian Barn Dance (Hillspring, Alberta)
Remington Carriage Museum (Cardston, Alberta)
Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump (Fort MacLeod, Alberta)
Frank Slide Interpretive Center (Frank, Alberta)
Kootenai Brown Museum and Historical Park (Pincher Creek, Alberta)


Live Music and Events

In the Park

Fireside Lounge & Wine nightly Live Music
Check mywaterton.ca for a listing of special events happening in the Park

Outside the Park

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We currently live in a world that is changing rapidly – by the day and by the hour. As we navigate through these times of change and uncertainty, we do so with the safety of both our loyal and valued guests and employees as our highest priority.

In light of ongoing news regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we must support our local authorities and Parks Canada as they work to halt the spread of COVID-19. And so, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close the doors of our hotel, effective Wednesday, March 25th. The suspension of hotel operations includes overnight stays and food & beverage.

This certainly isn’t goodbye; it’s farewell for now. We will continue to share updates here on our website to ensure that our dedicated community is informed, connected and supported through these trying times. We’ll be back as soon as we can, and we look forward to welcoming each of you in the near future!

We wish you all good health and safety.

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