Step into a wildflower wonderland, a varitable bouquet of wildflowers. The spectacular setting of Waterton Lakes National Park is home to more than 1,000 vascular plant species including half of all wildflower species found in Alberta. Of those, 175 species are listed as rare in Alberta and 20 are only found in Waterton, some of which are also listed as rare in Canada.
From beargrass to orchids, pink meadowsweet, and glacier lilies, learn to identify the different species, see wildflowers from horseback, indulge in an afternoon tea with local experts, and learn about wildflower photography and painting. The possibilities and mediums are endless when learning about Waterton wildflowers during the annual Waterton Wildflower Festival. Join in for guided walks, hikes, workshops and presentations. Come celebrate the first day of summer in a World Heritage Site.
This 7-day event, a program of the Waterton Park Community Association, features many workshops on photography and art, guided walks on plant identification and park ecosystems, family programs, lunchtime and evening photographic presentations and local entertainment. Activities include: Wildflower Photography and Painting, Wildflower Identification, Wildflower Connections, Wildflowers by Horseback as well as an Afternoon Tea with Local Experts…. and more.
Events throughout the festival are led by highly qualified professionals, naturalists and scientists who will help make your Festival experience memorable.
Events throughout the 6 days are led by highly qualified professionals including talented wildflower writers, photographers and artists Alan Dyer, Brenda Holder, Kim Pearson, Roger Riis, Ron McNeil, Joe Desjardins, Valorie Webber, Julie Strong, Mary Ann Reeves, Jo-Anne Reynolds,
Owna Scott-Big Bull, Sasha Galitzki, Kayleigh Nielson, Farley Wuth, James Goulet, William Big Bull, Melodey Wood, Mark Winston, Scott Cady, Jody Allair, Mike Drew, Kyla Black, Mireille Cloutier, Christine Robinson, Joanna Fraser, Lyndon Penner, and more will help make your Festival experience memorable.
Who is it for?
Tickets : Free & Ticketed events.
National Park Admission applies
How to get tickets?
Waterton Community Centre, 201 Cameron Falls Drive, Waterton Park
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: June 13 to 18, 2019 – Schedule
Waterton Artisan Fair: June 14-16 | 10:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Treat yourself to nature in-spired crafts and artwork or find a unique gift for your loved ones. Enjoy browsing through locally created jewelry, paintings, photographic art, pottery, natural body care products and birdhouses. Meet the artisans, craftsmen and local nature conservancy groups
Venue: Waterton Community Centre, 201 Cameron Falls Drive, Waterton Park
Waterton Lakes National Park