Waterton Prince of Wales Hotel
Tip & Tee

Tip & Tee: Waterton’s Prince of Wales Hotel

Travel tees make the BEST souvenirs! In Tip & Tee, I show an awesome tee I picked up on my trip and share a trip tip for that destination!

The Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton, Alberta is a Canadian treasure perched atop a hill overlooking Upper Waterton Lake.  This prohibition era structure was completed in 1927 by the Great Northern Railway.  The hotel was named in an unsuccessful attempt to coax the Prince of Wales (King Edward VIII) to visit.

Outside of Prince of Wales Hotel with Green Roof

On the outside, the intricate and delicate architectural details and whimsical color scheme make the Prince of Wales Hotel look like it is from a fairy tale.

On the inside, the lobby is grand yet inviting.  Large picture windows perfectly frame the magnificent glacial valley. The massive chandelier draws your gaze up to admire the fanciful woodwork which surrounds this majestic space.

Chandelier in Prince of Wales Hotel

Waterton’s Prince of Wales Hotel Trip Tip

Even if you don’t stay at the historic Prince of Wales Hotel, be sure to make time for a visit. Sipping afternoon tea or enjoying a meal at the Royal Stewart Dining Room offers an unforgettable experience.  

We visited the Prince of Wales Hotel for breakfast after a morning hike. A delicious breakfast in a majestic dining room with a stunning view was an exceptional start to the day.

Bacon and Eggs Benedict

After exploring the hotel, take a stroll behind the lodge for unobstructed views of Upper Waterton Lake. This is one perspective on Waterton Lakes National Park you won’t want to miss!

Upper Waterton Lake

For more information, check out Nifty Neighbors in Waterton and Border Crossing near Waterton, Alberta.

Leave a Reply