Cameron Falls

Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada

About Cameron Falls


Hiking Distance: roadside
Suggested Time:

Date first visited: 2010-09-22
Date last visited: 2010-09-22

Waterfall Latitude: 49.05177
Waterfall Longitude: -113.91696

Cameron Falls was a pretty easy waterfall to visit considering it was pretty much right in the town of Waterton.

Although we were able to view the falls from its well developed viewing area and bridge upon first showing up, it was a bit cold, windy, and misty which hastened our visit.

Waterton_019_09222010 - Cameron Falls in the late afternoon or early evening
Cameron Falls in the late afternoon or early evening

It also didn’t help that we were here quite late in the afternoon and well into the evening, which further conspired to shorten that first visit.

So it was for that reason that I didn’t do any more exploring or looking for other ways to experience this waterfall, and that included the walk that went up above the Cameron Falls.

I had read somewhere that the falls were typically floodlit at night, but we were a bit lazy and didn’t confirm that claim.

In any case, Cameron Falls seemed to have better light in the morning.

Waterton_024_09222010 - Cameron Falls in long exposure and in portrait orientation under the long shadows of the late afternoon or early evening
Cameron Falls in long exposure and in portrait orientation under the long shadows of the late afternoon or early evening

However, since we had just completed the Lower Bertha Falls hike and were on our way to Glacier National Park, we didn’t take the time to take more photos of the falls in its morning state.

The photo you see on these pages were all taken from the early evening in September 2010.

Authorities

Cameron Falls resides in Waterton Lakes National Park near Waterton in the province of Alberta, Canada. It is administered by Parks Canada. For information or inquiries as well as current conditions, visit their website.

Waterton_016_09222010 - The viewing area and bridge for Cameron Falls in context
Waterton_023_09222010 - Another look at Cameron Falls in the late afternoon or early evening.  This time it's in long exposure

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Cameron Falls sat right in the town of Waterton.

To get there, it’s about 282km or nearly 4 hours of driving from Calgary on Hwy 2, Hwy 810, Hwy 505, Hwy 800, and finally Hwy 5.

It’s also about 64km from Babb, Montana (just under 90 minutes drive) via the Chief Mountain Customs station (at the US-Canada border).

Lower_Bertha_Falls_106_09232010 - Deer who have made the town of Waterton a sort of shelter or free grazing area from predators like grizzlies and wolves as they intelligently thought of humans as protectors in this case
Deer who have made the town of Waterton a sort of shelter or free grazing area from predators like grizzlies and wolves as they intelligently thought of humans as protectors in this case

Once you’re in Waterton town, the key is to continue south until you see Cameron Falls Drive.

Then, turn right onto Cameron Falls Drive and follow it until you see the falls from its car park.

It’s pretty hard to miss (especially considering how small the town of Waterton is).

Just watch out for the many deer who have made this town their home as protection against predators (e.g. wolves, grizzly bears, etc.).

For additional geographic context, Waterton was 373km (4 hours drive) south of Banff. Across the US-Canada border, Waterton was 76km (over an hour drive) north of St Mary and 398km (over 4 hours drive) north of Helena.

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Cameron Falls – a rare event December 28, 2014 10:29 pm by Randy Traynor - A rare phenomenon at Cameron Falls. In July 2009 a heavy thunderstorm caused iron deposits upstream to be stirred up and cause the water to turn dark pink/red. ...Read More
Cameron Falls October 5, 2012 3:46 pm by M. Richard Weiss - One of many beautiful scenes on my tour of the Canadian Rockies. ...Read More

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