Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Sorry, the Park Is Full; Waterton National Park Turns Visitors Away

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Sorry, the Park Is Full; Waterton National Park Turns Visitors Away

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Waterton National Park in Alberta fills up

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WATERTON, Alta. - A national park in southern Alberta has been such a popular destination this weekend that Parks Canada has been forced to close the gates.

Parks Canada says in a news release that due to an extremely high volume of traffic, Waterton Lakes National Park has reached the maximum capacity it can safely sustain.

Staff were restricting access at the entrance gate on Sunday, and were directing traffic past the park to maintain traffic flows on Highways 5 and 6.

Parks Canada says vehicles will not be allowed to line up on the highways, and that no one would be allowed in unless they have existing reservations within the park.

The restriction was expected to be lifted later Sunday afternoon and that updates would be issued on social media. …

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