New Waterton information centre relocated, and some locals aren’t too thrilled

It’s been a controversial way to welcome visitors, but now the Waterton Lakes National Park visitor centre is officially open to the public.

Parks Canada held a grand opening ceremony on Tuesday of the new multi-million dollar facility, but not everyone is happy about it.

Nearly five years after the Kenow wildfire destroyed Waterton’s visitor centre on the edge of town, a new facility has been built, but this time in the heart of the community. Parks Canada felt the location would draw more visitors into the town of 158 people.

“It’s designed to be a hub for visitors who