Kananaskis Lakes Travel Guide
Trail to Chester Lake
Wild flowers on trail to Chester Lake
Nakiska ski resort
Quite a good place to start your skiing life as it has a good range of runs for people of every skill, many of which are novice to intermediate.One of the green trails (novice) has a somewhat nerve racking section on a path only a couple of metres wide, with hill and drop on...
Lower Kananaskis Falls
There is a 16 km loop aound the upper Kananaskis Lake. We took the southern part of the loop to the falls. The temperature was only 4 degrees and looked like snow, but we wanted to get out. When we got there, there was a strong wind and lots of clouds. The trail has a few...
There is a short trail from the Nakiska Ski Hill area that takes you to the Falls. This is a nice short trip for the whole family. You can actually stand under the falls. During the summer, this becomes quite popular and crowded.Use caution because the rocks are very...
I really enjoyed by visits to the boundary ranch. On one occassion I went for a trail ride and enjoyed the mountain views.Another time I went there for a winter party, tried to learn the two step and done a winter sleigh ride. You will have fun and enjoy the barbeques!!!
'This 3.9km point-to-point trail follows a winding logging road and then a pleasant single track, bringing you to a tiny lake beneath an imposing rock face. From the busy trailhead, follow the wide road, staying left at a junction at km 0.2. As the road climbs, the views to...
Pickle Jar Lakes
The Pickle Jar Lakes was named after the saying that "there are so many fish you could put a pickle jar in the lake and fill it with fish".The trail (as far as we went) was 9.7 km return with an elevation gain of 650 meters.The morning started off nice and sunny with about 1...
This is a short hike but is well worth the effort. There are many trails within Kananaskis Country, but this one holds a special fascination with its combination of colour, water and history. Canmore Pioneer Lawrence Grassi hiked this route in the 1920s. He, along with...
Foran Grade Trail
This trail takes you along some cliffs over looking the Sheep River. The trail then crosses the highway and slowly ascends through a meadow. The trail will veer left to the top of a small plateau. There are some very nice sights from here.The trail is about 7.4 km long with...
This 16.4 km, 300 meter gain hike is a nice hike for all ages. While it may be long for younger kids, there is very few steep parts and even then, those parts are very short.The trailhead starts at the parking lot on Ribbon Road by the Kananaskis Village. The first 4 km is a...
Delta Lodge at Kananaskis
1 Review and 305 Opinions A room with two queen beds was $189 per night. Decent room, but no fan in the bathroom or air...
Wildflower Restaurant: A cozy and intimate atmosphere
Located in the Executive Resort at Kananaskis, the Wildflower Restaurant is a great place to relax in a cozy and intimate atmosphere. You can enjoy a menu specializing in creative Canadian cuisine where only the freshest ingredients have been selected.
We started off with...
Some of the more established campgrounds have simple outdoor ampitheatres. In the evenings, the parks staff put on skits to educate the public about wildlife and environmental issues in Kananaskis. They are geared towards families and can be corny but entertaining. One...
Every weekend in the summer, hundreds of people flock to Kananaskis to go camping. The Victoria Day Long Weekend (around the 3rd week in May) is the traditional "opener" for camping. Even though most of the time people freeze to death or get snowed on, they still go. I think...
Don't feed the animals!!!
Wildlife is abundant in the area, you will see them while hiking or driving along the road. They may look gentle and docile, but they are not. This is their environment, so respect their home and be aware of your surroundings. I've been to the park numerous time over the...
Rawson Lake is in Peter Lougheed Park. Access to trailis from parking lot at Upper Kananaskis Lake. Trail is short around 3.5 Km, but lots of switchbacks. Check out the web site listed fo rup to date trail conditions/bear or cougar warnings/closures in K-Country. K-Country...
Tombstone Lakes are located in some of the most beautiful Kananaskis Country imagineable. After a fantasy-like walk through a valley shouldered by mountains and through fields of nodding wild asters, valerian and buttercups, you arrive at an emerald green jewel, which is...
Cross Country Skiing
Already popular, cross-country skiing is even more so, as costs of lift tickets are increasing as well as gas. A day trip to a popular ski area such as Lake Louise can easily cost $100.There are many groomed cross-country trails in Kananaskis, as well as an opportunity for...
Fishing is excellent in Kananaskis. Most of the lakes are stocked, and the types of fish available are: trout, char, arctic grayling, and whitefish. Fishing licenses can be purchased at Fortress Junction in Kananaskis, and in Calgary. With your license you should receive...
Bow Valley Provincial Park
This park is part of Kananaskis, but sometimes gets looked over for the beautiful scenery south to it. The most striking thing about the park is the fortress-like Mt. Yamnuska (as it is commonly known as; it's proper name is Mt. Laurie), which you can see to your right if...
If you don't have that much time to spend in Kananaskis, at least take a drive down Highway 40, which is one of the main access roads. It starts at the Trans-Canada, then makes it's way south to Highwood House, then east to Longview.You can drive a loop starting at the...
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