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