Camping in Waterton

I just got back from Camping in Waterton Lakes National Park. It’s about as far South as you can go in Alberta. From our home in Edmonton it took about 5-6 hours to drive there.

Because I wanted to bring our bicycles with us, we took my boyfriend’s truck instead of my car. He doesn’t do well at staying awake during long trips and because it was my idea to go there, I was in charge of most of the driving. It was my first time driving the truck and it went fairly well. But I must say I much rather drive my car. There was one or two scary moments, one being where I cut off an 18-wheeler. But nothing major.

The first two days of the trip were windy and rainy. There were two or three deer that came and visited our campsite each day we were there. There were lots of warnings saying not to get too close because they can attack, but they seemed pretty tame. We also saw three bears during our stay in the park, thankfully never too close. I was actually hoping to see more but it was still pretty neat.

We got out and did some hiking despite the rain. On the third day it was sunny so we brought out the bikes, but for some reason about 5 minutes into the ride I felt sick and had to stop. All in all, it was a pretty fun trip. But I don’t think we will go again because it’s a long drive and we didn’t find as much to do as we were hoping.


  1. I’ve never been camping myself. Honestly probably not something I’d enjoy, but it must be nice to be around all that nature! We get lots of deer by us. They like to get quite close too! Good that the bears seemed to keep their distance! Sorry it wasn’t as fun a trip as you wanted though!

  2. Wow, your trip sounds amazing! I wish I could go camping more, but unfortunately British weather isn’t really suited for good camping trips. Not unless you like rain! (I don’t lol)

    It’s cool that you saw deer on your trip. It must have been fun staying so near to them.

    Congrats on driving the truck for the first time. My car driving skills are terrible so I definitely couldn’t handle a truck. I wouldn’t have a clue what I was doing!

    Glad you had fun. Your pictures are lovely!

  3. I used to go camping with my family all the time, but haven’t gone in a few years due to health issues. It’s always been super fun though.

    Looks like you had a great time. Your photos are gorgeous!

  4. That’s such a long drive to go camping, but it looks beautiful there. I love the mountains. I haven’t been camping since I was a kid, but it used to always rain every single time I went. Something was wrong with our tent, so I I would end up sleeping in an inch of water.

  5. I have actually never been camping! I probably should because I live next to an amazing open park called the National Peak District in the UK. 🙂

    Sounds like you had a refreshing time!

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