Cameron Lake spans the Canada - USA border within the International Peace Park.
At the end of the 16 KM (10 mile) Akamina Parkway (Cameron Lake Road), is a large, paved parking area which provides easy access to the spectacular, breathtaking views to the south end of Cameron Lake.
The borders of Alberta and British Columbia, Canada converge with Glacier National Park on the northern border of Montana, USA.
From the parking area there is a short, easy 3 KM (1⅞ mile) hike along the west shore of this beautiful, emerald alpine lake. Elevation gain is an imperceptible 10 m (33 ft) to a maximum elevation of 1,670 m (5,475 ft).
The Cameron Lake shoreline offers a relaxing stroll through lush forest, shrubbery and wildflowers along the lake's edge with ever-changing views around the lake.
Cameron Lake is a pleasant walk approaching the avalanche slopes at the south end of the lake which hosts Forum Peak above the 2,708 m (8,883 ft) Mount Custer Headwall laced with multiple waterfalls fed by massive glacial snow drifts hanging on sheer rock walls.
The official trail ends at a viewing platform where an avalanche chute off Forum Peak provides interpretive information and a viewpoint to the waterfalls on Mount Custer.
Fascinating patterns of light and shadow dance on the east shore of Cameron Lake.
The return hike, by the same route brings a new series of views surrounding the north end of Cameron Lake on the southwest side of Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada.
The return to the boat rental and Visitor Interpretive Centre provides the opportunity to enjoy a snack, just relax and to enjoy the incredible view down the length of Cameron Lake at an elevation of 1,660 m (5,446 ft).
From the north end of Cameron Lake there is access to the short, easy Akamina Lake trail and trail-head for the world-class, one-way, 20.1 KM (12.5 mile) Carthew - Alderson Trail ending at Cameron Falls in the Town of Waterton.