Prince of Wales Hotel, Waterton National Park

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Prince of Wales Hotel

Feel like British royalty when you stay overnight at The Prince of Wales Hotel, ideally located on the shores of Waterton Lake, with numerous park activities in the immediate area.

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  • For reservations, call 1-406-892-2525.
  • Prince of Wales Hotel is open from early-June through mid-September.
  • Located just off Canada’s Provincial Route 5, on the shore of Waterton Lake, north of Waterton Townsite.
  • Nearby park activities include boating, fishing, water-skiing, shopping, sight-seeing, hiking, wildlife-viewing and much more.


Opened in 1927, this majestic hotel was named after Prince Edward and retains its British atmosphere to this day. Situated on a bluff overlooking Waterton Lake, take in spectacular views while you eat in the Royal Stewart Dining Room or take afternoon tea in Valerie’s Tea Room. This 7-story architectural masterpiece features a 30-foot bell tower, impressive lobby with picture windows, and gift shop. 


Prince of Wales Hotel is located just north of Waterton Townsite, off Canada’s Provincial Route 5. From Provincial Highway 6 and Provincial Route 5 intersection, travel southwest on Route 5 towards Waterton for approximately 5 miles. Signage and hotel driveway will be to your left.

Nearby Activities

Due to its location on Waterton Lake, and proximately to Townsite, enjoy one of these park activities:

Boating/Water-skiing/Fishing: Launch your craft at Waterton marina and enjoy a fun-filled day on the lake.

  • Motorboats restricted to Upper and Middle Waterton Lakes.
  • Beware of gusts: canoeists, kayakers, and paddle boaters encouraged to explore the more sheltered bays.
  • Park fishing licenses required.

Shopping: Start in the Prince of Wales gift shop, featuring fine china and elegant Waterford crystal. Then, journey into Townsite for further park souvenirs.

Hiking: A number of hiking trails circumvent Waterton Lake. Try this short hike, featuring views of Emerald Bay:

Prince of Wales Trail

  • Trailhead: Emerald Bay
  • Distance: 2 km (1.2 miles)
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Ascent: Minimal

Scenic Drives: Most Prince of Wales Hotel guests will have experienced the Entrance Parkway during their arrival journey. For additional breathtaking scenery, take rewarding drives down Akamina Parkway or Red Rock Parkway.

Akamina Parkway

  • Season: May 1 – October 31
  • Distance (one-way): 16 km (10 miles)
  • Highlights: Mountain views, historic stopping points, Cameron Lake.

Red Rock Parkway

  • Season: Early May – October 31
  • Distance (one-way): 15 km (9 miles)
  • Highlights: Prairie/mountain views in Blakiston Valley, wildlife, Red Rock Canyon.


Prince of Wales Hotel is a smoke free environment, featuring 86 guest rooms, ranging from Mountainside Standard Rooms to Suites. One of the most photographed hotels in North America, it’s a great location for honeymoons and family reunions.

  • Season: Early June – mid September
  • Rates (Canadian): Ranging from $194 - $799
  • Royal Stewart Dining Room: Picturesque views; serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Valerie’s Tea Room: Open 2pm – 4pm. Reservations recommended.
  • Windsor Lounge: Tuck into hearty English fare; lunch and dinner menus.
  • Check-in: 3pm; Check-out: 11 am
  • Reservations: Call 1-406-892-2525.