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Uncover legendary Waterton in Timeless Style

Leave the driving to us and hop aboard our vintage-inspired vehicles, complete with open-top roof*, as we journey through Waterton Lakes National Park’s most spectacular locations. Along the way, our knowledgeable guides — decked out in retro uniforms — will share the little-known stories that have made the park legendary, from its eccentric namesake to the history of the iconic Prince of Wales Hotel.

Join us aboard an all-new Waterton tour this summer and prepare for a ride you’ll never forget.

*Canvas-top roof used in inclement weather. 

Waterton's Newest Experience
Insta-worthy photo spots
Tour in a vintage-style 1930s automobile
Small and intimate groups of 19
Fully open-top roof (canvas roof used in inclement weather)
Storyteller guides in period costume


Child (Ages 6-15)$36

2023 Dates: July 1 – September 17

Book 48 hours in advance and save 10%.
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Fantastic Views

See the wonders of Waterton Lakes National Park from every angle. With stops at Waterton’s most stunning lakes, waterfalls and iconic landmarks, you’ll experience all the best scenery in one tour. Keep your camera ready!

Getting to Open Top Touring

Waterton tours depart from two locations. The Prince of Wales Hotel where parking is available on-site at a rate of $10/day and Pat's Waterton Gas & Cycle Rental. Please arrive to your pick up location 15 minutes in advance.

Prince of Wales Hotel

Alberta 5
Waterton Park, AB, Canada T0K 2M0

GPS Coordinates

Driving here in a car with GPS? Enter the following coordinates into your GPS unit: Latitude 49°03'31.1"N and longitude 113°54'13.2"W 

Pat's Waterton Gas & Cycle Rental

224 Mt View Rd
Waterton Park, AB T0K 2M0

GPS Coordinates

Driving here in a car with GPS? Enter the following coordinates into your GPS unit: Latitude 49°03'10.6"N and longitude 113°54'27.0"W

Frequently Asked Questions

Although it’s made to look old, these vehicles are actually brand new! In the 1930s, Jim Brewster and his company used classic open top vehicles like this one to tour guests around the Rockies (upgraded from his tallyhos and horse-drawn carriages).

The Open Top Touring vehicle will operate rain or shine. When weather allows, the roof will be open to the elements. We also have a canvas-top and a full-glass panel roof that can be used in inclement weather or winter.

Private and customizable tours for groups are possible. Please contact our Groups and Events team for more details.

We always recommend that you bring layers with you, even on those warm summer days since some sightseeing stops will be a little cooler than others. It can also get a bit chilly with our open top roof! So a hat and mitts are always a good idea in case you need them. Wear some good walking shoes with grip; bring your camera, sunscreen and some light snacks.

A camera is recommended as well as dressing in layers appropriate for the weather. You are welcome to bring snacks and drinks with you.

Yes. We have USB ports available at every seat. Please bring your own charger with you.

No, Wi-Fi will not be available.

Not while on board the tour, so please purchase any food or snacks you may want while touring in advance.

Open Top Touring tours in Waterton are 90 minutes long.

Tours are limited to 20 people per departure. To ensure you get the departure that works best for your travel plans, we suggest you book in advance. However we do have the ability to book your tour when you arrive if space permits.

The legendary Brewster brothers began guiding visitors through Banff in the late 1800s via horse drawn carriages. In the 1930s, they started using a very similarly styled automobile to guide vistiors. Our brand new Open Top Touring automobiles are modeled after this original fleet.

Yes! We love kids and kids love our glass-top roof. Children 5 and under are free but require a ticket. Car seats are not required. Some specialty tours (when available) may be 18+, but our regular tours are 100% family-friendly.

No. Unfortunately the Open Top Vehicle is not wheelchair accessible.

Yes, each tour has one 20 minute stop where guests can explore and walk around the area at their own pace. Bathrooms are available on both tour stops.

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