Akamina Parkway trail access via shuttle for hikers begins June 16, 2016.
Starting June 16, Parks Canada will be providing a complimentary shuttle service for hikers to access trails along the Akamina Parkway. Due to construction at the Cameron Lake Day Use Area, the Akamina Parkway will be closed to all public traffic, including pedestrians and cyclists, for the 2016 visitor season. Available by reservation only, the shuttle will run from June 16 through to September 18, 2016.
From three pick-up points throughout the Waterton Village, the shuttle service provides access to the Crandell Lake, Lineham Falls, Rowe/Tamarack, Akamina Pass, Summit Lake and Carthew-Alderson trailheads. The Cameron Lakeside Trail is closed to the public. This shuttle is not intended as a sightseeing service and will provide access for hikers only to designated trailheads along the parkway.
Investments in visitor infrastructure – such as trails, visitor centres, priority day-use areas and campgrounds, as well as highways, parkways and bridges – will ensure the quality and reliability of visitor offers and continue to allow Canadians to connect with nature.
To book a spot or learn more about the shuttle stops and schedule, visit www.akaminahikershuttle.com or the self-serve system at Tamarack Outdoor Outfitters in the Waterton village.
“As Parks Canada performs upgrades on roads, campgrounds, day use areas, and other facilities in Waterton Lakes National Park, we are doing everything we can to ensure visitors have the best possible experience. This shuttle service provides Canadians with opportunities to continue to discover and enjoy Waterton Lakes National Park while important infrastructure work is completed.”
– Locke Marshall, Visitor Experience Manager, Waterton Lakes Field Unit
Parks Canada is investing an unprecedented $3 billion dollars over 5 years to support infrastructure work to heritage, visitor, waterway and highway assets located within national historic sites, national parks and national marine conservation areas across Canada. These investments represent the largest federal infrastructure plan in the 105-year history of Parks Canada.
In Waterton Lakes National Park, a total of over $107 million will be invested to support conservation and visitor experiences. Of that funding, $91.7 million is being spent on 17 infrastructure related projects. For example, highways 5 and 6 will be rehabilitated and the interpretive signs at the Peace Park Pavilion will be replaced. Additionally, 42 kilometres of fence will be replaced or repaired.
For more information visit: http://www.akaminahikershuttle.com/index.html