Live & Work in Waterton

Prince of Wales Hotel, a majestic 7-story property completed in 1927, sits high above the Townsite in Waterton Lakes National Park. Renowned for both the strong winds that cause the hotel to sway, as well as Afternoon Tea with incredible glacial valley views, the Prince of Wales offers an ideal summer work location for employees invested in providing outstanding guest service while enjoying the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies. 
A diverse workforce from across Canada and beyond blends students gaining valuable industry work experience with young professionals leading the way. Employees enjoy a balance of hotel and small mountain town at the historic Prince of Wales Hotel.

Prince of Wales Hotel


  • Elevation:  1327m/4354ft
  • Location: Prince of Wales Hotel is located at Waterton Townsite in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta. It is located approximately 5mi/8km inside the Park (49.058605,-113.903739).
  • Operating Season: May-September
  • Number of Guest Rooms: 86
  • Nearest Town(s): Pincher Creek (34mi/55km); Cardston (33mi/53km); Lethbridge (82mi/132km)

Employee Info

  • Number of Employees: 95
  • Employee Housing: Rustic, multi-occupancy (2-3 people per room) dormitories with shared restroom & shower facilities.  On-site laundry and commons room. Dorms do not include kitchens, air conditioning or TV. Limited “couples” housing may be available, but cannot be guaranteed. Cost is $12.75/day per person (includes 3 meals per day). All fees payroll deducted.
    • No charge for managers and assistant managers.  Returning employees receive a 25% discount on meals and lodging per current, consecutive seasons worked.  Maximum 50% for 3 or more consecutive seasons worked.
  • Employee Meals: Three (3) hot, cafeteria-style meals served daily in the Employee Dining Room (EDR). Staples such as fresh fruit, cereals, breads, and a variety of hot and cold beverages available all day. Alternative meal plans available for employees not residing in company housing.
  • Cell Phone Service: TELUS Mobile; Bell
  • Employee Internet: Multiple Wi-Fi hotspots; computers in EDR
  • Transportation: Local arrival/departure shuttles available to employees in good standing. Regular employee shopping shuttles. Access to GPI customers shuttles (space available).  NPS Hiker Shuttle on Going-to-the-Sun Road. 

Live, Work & Play in Waterton

Check out this video of employees at work and play at the Prince of Wales Hotel and around Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

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