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Akamina Kishinena Provincial Park is located in the southeast corner of the province. This wilderness area along with Waterton Lakes National Park and US Glacier National Park, preserves the Crown of the Continent UNESCO World Heritage site at the narrowest point of the Rocky Mountains.

High spacious alpine ridges, deep secluded valleys and windswept passes provide habitat and connectivity to the last self-sustaining grizzly bear population in the United States. Exposed alpine ridges, southern latitude and southern exposure provide winter range for goats and big horn sheep.

The trails and passes of the Akamina-Kishinena used today to cross the axis of the continent, were established and used for many years by the early people’s and wildlife travelling between the Flathead Basin and the abundant Great Plains.

The park offers hiking opportunities for beginners as well as experienced backcountry travellers

NOTE: The Akimina Parkway is closed this year and can only be accessed by park shuttle due to construction. More details

Akamina Pass
This old road built in the 1920s transects the park from Akamina Pass through the Kishinena Creeks to eventually reach the Flathead River valley. Off-road cyclists use this route for day excursions from Waterton Lakes. Visit the Waterton National Park website for Cycling the Akamina Pass Trail.  Or use the contact details included on this page.

Forum Lake & Falls
From the Ranger Station, it is 200 m to the falls and 2 km to the lake. The hike to Forum Lake takes about 45 minutes with a climb of 200 m.

Wall Lake
From the Akamina Road (200 m) from the Ranger Station it is 2 km to Wall Lake, 50 m elevation gain.

For your own safety and preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
Only experienced hikers with orienteering experience should consider following routes and unmarked trails in the park.

Park Size: 10921 hectares

From Hwy 3 turn south at Pincher Creek onto Hwy 6. It is 48 km to Waterton Lakes National Park. From the park gate access the Cameron Lake park road to reach the Akamina Pass trailhead (16 km). A 30 minute, 1.5 km uphill walk reaches the boundary between Alberta and BC and the eastern border of Akamina-Kishinena Provincial Park. The closest communities are Waterton Lakes National Park community and Sparwood.

  • Contact Information
  • 1-250-489-8560
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  • www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/akamina/
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