Waterton Lakes National Park Hotels
Waterton Lakes National Park has a limited number of hotels and lodges. Most start opening in May and by mid-October are closed, with only Crandell Mountain Lodge and Waterton Glacier Suites open year-round. All accommodations are within the townsite, so walking to the marina and shops isn’t a problem.
Finding a room on short notice shouldn’t be too difficult in May, June, and September, but for July and August call as early as possible.
Best Waterton Lakes National Park Hotels
Within the Waterton townsite, these are our favourites from least expensive to most expensive:
Northland Lodge (bed and breakfast)
Bear Mountain Motel (inexpensive motel)
Crandell Mountain Lodge (country-style lodge)
Aspen Village (hotel)
Bayshore Inn (lakefront hotel)
Waterton Glacier Suites (condos)
Waterton Lakes Lodge Resort (hotel; year-round)
Kilmorey Lodge (boutique hotel)
Waterton Lakes National Park’s most famous lodging is the historic Prince of Wales Hotel, which sits on a hill overlooking the townsite. It is mostly used by tour groups.
As an alternative to staying in Waterton Lakes National Park, there are rooms in Pincher Creek, 50 kilometres (31 miles) to the north. In general, these rooms are less expensive and have more chance of vacancies at short notice in summer.
In Pincher Creek, choose:
Stardust Inn & Chalets (motel rooms, cabins)
Super 8 Pincher Creek (mid-priced chain motel)