Popular Day Hikes: Waterton

By (author): Andrew Nugara
ISBN 9781771602693
Softcover | Publication Date: May 17, 2022
Book Dimensions: 5.5 in. x 8.5 in.
160 Pages

About the Book

Popular Day Hikes is a series of bestselling books written for visitors and locals looking to hike scenic trails from well-established staging areas.

Popular Day Hikes: Waterton covers 34 hikes in southern Alberta’s beautiful Waterton Lakes National Park. From short, easy walks, to longer, full-day hikes, to easy scrambles, this book outlines mountain trips for all ages and all levels of difficulty. Some of the hikes included are:

  • Lost Horse Creek
  • Red Rock Canyon
  • Blakiston Falls
  • Lineham Falls
  • Ruby Ridge
  • Carthew Summit
  • Bear’s Hump
  • Kootenai Brown Trail

Although small, relative to other national parks, Waterton is one of the most unique and scenic in all of Canada, largely due to the enormous variety of colourful rock prevalent throughout the area, striking mountains (composed of all that colourful rock), and a number of stunning lakes. Easy access to all corners of this incredible mountain environment is made possible by an extensive, well-developed and well-maintained system of trails.

The tiny but quaint town of Waterton lies on the shores of the Canadian Rockies’ deepest lake, Upper Waterton Lake, and is surrounded by picturesque mountains. Perched above the lake is the iconic Prince of Wales Hotel, one of the most photographed hotels in Canada. Throughout the summer, all services are available in and around the townsite, making weekend or week-long trips to Waterton ideal.

Waterton is a visually breathtaking feast that everyone should experience. Enjoy!

About the Author(s)

Andrew Nugara was born in Rugby, England, and moved to Canada in 1979. He earned bachelor degrees in classical guitar performance and in education and presently teaches high school physics, mathematics, and music. Andrew is the author of numerous bestselling guidebooks published by RMB, including More Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies – 3rd Edition, A Beginner’s Guide to Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies – 2nd Edition, Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies – 2nd Edition, Popular Snowshoe Trails in the Canadian Rockies, Family Walks and Hikes in the Canadian Rockies – Volume 1, Family Walks and Hikes in the Canadian Rockies – Volume 2, Popular Day Hikes: The Castle and Crowsnest, and Popular Day Hikes: Waterton. He lives in Calgary, Alberta.