Ongoing wildfires have forced the evacuation of Waterton Lakes National Park.
The evacuation order includes the Waterton Park townsite and all front-country and back-country trails, facilities and areas (except for Highways 5 and 6 and the Chief Mountain border crossing).
Parks Canada staff and RCMP members will be on site to assist with evacuation efforts.
Everyone, except persons deemed essential to the firefighting efforts, must leave the area immediately.
For more information, please call the Waterton Lakes National Park information line at 403- 859-5109.