There is nothing quite like a field of magical wildflowers to gets you excited for the changing seasons. In addition to the glorious mountains and the countless emerald-blue lakes, Alberta also boasts some unbelievably lovely species of wildflowers within its parks. This is why it's a fantastic idea to head down to Waterton Lakes National Park this summer, where you can bask in the sights and smells of all the pretty Alberta wildflowers.\nThe area of Waterton is known as the wildflower capital of the country, and the photos do a perfect job of confirming that status.\nWaterton Lakes is three hours away from Calgary, situated in the southern part of the province. Due to the compact area and the shift in elevation, the lakeside surface is able to grow over 1000 plant species, according to their tourism site, MyWaterton.\nIn its wide fields, you will be able to spot rare species of flowers that you won't be able to spot anywhere else in the world.\nFrom the orchids to the lilies, there will be enough wildflowers to make you feel like you're in Midsommar. Only the outcome here will be so much, much more optimistic. Trust us.\nThere is so much you can do in the Waterton Lakes National Park, from hiking along its trails and exploring neighbouring wildlife to checking out the waterfalls.\nBut really, just gazing at these flowers and taking in their sweet scents should make your day too.\nThe photos coming out of the park are absolutely amazing but you really have to see it in the flesh to truly understand its magic.\nIt is important to note that you mustn’t crush, trample, or pick any of the flowers. Visitors much stay off vegetation in the park and take photos from surfaces like the roads and trails. It’s all about protecting those plants!\nIf you're curious about what you can and can't do, the Canada National Parks Act is a great resource.\nIf you're looking to set up shop for longer than a day trip, the picture-perfect town of Waterton is ideal for an overnight stay or camping location.\nThe iconic Prince of Wales hotel in Waterton is also available as an amazing accommodation option. If you want to catch those mountain and lake views and feel like a proper royal, then look no further. Just look at its architecture.\nView this post on Instagram Spreading warm thoughts on cold nights! Photo by @smashley1991 on Instagram #mywaterton #watertonlakesnationalpark A post shared by Waterton Park (@watertontourism) on Nov 30, 2019 at 5:03pm PST\nParks Canada has plenty of information on their website about what you can do in the Waterton area, whether you're going in the summer or the winter.\nSeeing how the park features some of the most stunning landscapes in the province, nay, the country, this needs to go on your bucket list for the spring.\nWaterton Lakes National Park\nWhen: May to September\nAddress: AB-5, Waterton Park, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: Feast your eyes on the most gorgeous, picture-perfect wildflowers you've ever seen.\n View this post on Instagram Here is a different angle and a full shot of that #prettyflower I posted a couple of days ago. Which one do you like better? I've since found out this is called a #stickypurplegeranium or geranium viscosissimum ❤️🌺 *more chipmunk to come for those of you sick of flowers 😍#watertonwildflowerfestival #findingvirgo #waterton #wildflowers #ilovemylife #earthtelligence #zen #respectnature #explorecanada #canadiangeographic #sharecangeo #canada #alberta #liveauthentic #naturelovers #igs_photos #sharemyphoto #enjoycanada #canadaday #photographysouls #earthtelligence #natgeoyourshot #imagesofcanada #mountains #sensitivesoul #gratitude #reasonsandseasons #mynikonlife A post shared by Danielle Hansen (@daniellelynnhansen) on Jun 24, 2017 at 1:16pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nThis article has been updated.