Waterton Winter Wonderland Tour

Best Winter Experience in Waterton Lakes National Park

  • Winter in Waterton

    Great for families

  • Winter activities in Waterton

    Become part of the story

  • Winter tours in Waterton

    Scenic views

  • Activities in Waterton

    Scenic views

  • Snowshoeing in Waterton


Waterton Winter Wonderland

To write a compelling story, you were taught to describe the five w’s: what, who, where, when, and why. Waterton has its own story revealing its unique w’s: wildfire, wildlife, water, and wind. Discover how Waterton’s story has shaped the beauty of this National Park in the Canadian Rockies.

(Jan - Mar)


9AM - 12PM
2PM - 5PM


per person

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Prepare for your trip!

Packing for your trip
Ensure you bring a backpack, water, winter hiking boots, winter coat, snowpants, warm hat, warm gloves, sunglasses or ski goggles. Weather can be windy or change suddenly, so come prepared!

The day of your tour
An email is sent out the week leading up to your tour. Ensure you read this email as it will review the meeting location and other information important for your day.

Please arrive 10-15 minutes early so that we can start the tour on time. Your guide may not be able to wait for you to arrive.

Highlights of this tour
  • Best winter experience in Waterton

  • Views of Waterton townsite

  • Incredible knowledge from local guides

  • Snowshoes or microspikes included

  • Yummy snacks


✔ Use of hiking poles

✔ Use of microspikes or snowshoes

✔ Hot beverage

✔ Viewpoint gourmet snacks

✔ Special gift

✔ Professional guide

✔ Safety equipment (carried by guides: first aid kit, satellite communication device)



National Park Pass

Personal Gear


Joining the Canadian experience!

This tour is a great way to see Waterton Lakes National Park in the winter time. It is appropriate for families; however, children under 5 years old may struggle with this experience.

Your storytelling adventure begins at the trailhead for Bear’s Hump. We will complete introductions, a safety talk, and distribute outdoor gear (snowshoes or microspikes for ice along the trail). We will then start introducing you to the four w’s of Waterton and connect you to this beautiful place.

As we hike up the trail, we will stop to go over the stories of Waterton. We do not complete this tour at a fast pace, as we want you to be connected and to discover nature and all that Waterton has to offer.

Once we get to the top of Bear’s Hump, you will have some time to enjoy a hot beverage and gourmet snack. Take this time to enjoy the view, take pictures, and continue to listen to stories from your personal guide illustrating Waterton’s story.

When we finish at the top, we will head down the same way we went up. We will finish the tour by ensuring that you become a part of your own Waterton story. We hope this is a story that will inspire you and when you leave Waterton, you will feel a special connection to a place that is unique and powerful.

You will leave with a special gift to share your part of the story.

Meeting Location: Trailhead to Bear’s Hump, directions will be emailed upon booking.

Physical Difficulty Rating: Easy – Intermediate (there is some elevation, but we go at a slow pace)

Please Note: There are no washrooms available at the trailhead or along the trail. Please ensure you use the washroom before meeting up with the group.

If there is enough snow, we will snowshoe. If there isn’t enough snow, microspikes will be available for use, if needed.

It is the responsibility of the participant to bring winter clothing such as insulated hiking boots, winter jacket, gloves, and a head cap. The guide can refuse to allow a participant on the trip if he/she is not prepared properly for winter mountain weather.

Must have a minimum of 4 participants to run the experience.

Uplift Adventures’ waivers are required to be signed before starting the event.

Guests under 18 years of age, must have parental consent to attend the event. Guests under 15 years of age, must be accompanied by an adult.

Guests must not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including cannabis, while out on the snowshoe portion of this event. Uplift Adventures has the right to refuse participation if a guest is suspected under the influence prior to the experience. A return or compensation will not be given to the customer.

Please advise Uplift Adventures of any medical conditions or allergies prior to the event.

Cancellation Policy: We will cancel and try to reschedule or give a refund if the weather is extreme. Examples of extreme weather include 120km continuous winds, below -25°C with wind chill, heavy snowfall warnings for the duration of our trip, and severe thunderstorms for the duration of the trip. Examples of extreme weather does not include subzero temperatures or rain.

Guests must cancel within 48hrs for a refund. For group bookings (4+ people), must cancel 7 days prior to event for a refund.

Tours can be offered to private groups with a minimum of four people. Please contact us for a private booking.

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