Kananaskis Country Parks

Kananaskis Country is a system of large protected parklands, ecological reserves and recreational areas in the Canadian Central Rockies Eco System. It is a land of mountain ranges, snow capped peaks, forests of trees, wildlife, alpine lakes, rumbling and tumbling rivers, streams and creeks.


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Grassi Lakes Trail
Grassi Lakes Trail
Canmore's Grassi Lakes Trail is a 4 kilometre loop hiking route providing views of waterfalls, turquoise spring fed lakes, pictographs and the community of Canmore. The trail was made popular by and dedicated to, long time local resident, Lawrence Grassi.... Read more
Elk Pass Trail
Elk Pass Trail
The Elk Pass Trail is a moderate hiking and backpacking trail which begins in the Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in Kananaskis Country in Alberta, Canada and finishes in the Elk Lakes Provincial Park in the province of British Columbia, Canada.... Read more
Galatea Trail
Galatea Trail
The lakes - Lillian and Galatea Lake - are the two highlight destinations located at the end of the trail. It is a popular adventure route for hiking, backpacking, wilderness camping and shore fishing for brook and cutthroat trout.... Read more
Policeman's Creek Trail
Policeman's Creek Trail
Policeman's Creek Trail is an easy going, level pathway located in the village centre of Canmore, Alberta, Canada. The trail acts as a connector trail - connecting with other trails - ideal for getting from one end of town to the other.... Read more
Bow River
Bow River
The Kananaskis Country trail is an activity route as well as a transportation route for getting from one end of town to the other. The pathway is one of the main access trails within the community popular for hiking, biking, rollerblading, dog walking and jogging.... Read more
Mount Black Prince Trail
Mount Black Prince Trail
The Mount Black Prince Trail is, both, an easy going and challenging hiking trail in the Peter Lougheed Provincial Park located in Kananaskis Country in Alberta, Canada. The hiking route is an interpretive trail leading to Warspite Lake and views of the Black Price Lakes and the Spray Mountain Range... Read more
Cat Creek Trail
Cat Creek Trail
The Cat Creek Trail is a 3.5 kilometre return hiking trail located in the Highwood Area of Kananaskis Country in Alberta, Canada. The route explores along the banks of Cat Creek, through a forest, over a mountain ridge and into Cat Creek Canyon where there is a waterfall.... Read more
Grotto Canyon Trail
Grotto Canyon Trail
The Grotto Canyon Trail is a 3.5 kilometre loop route with an elevation gain of 60 metres. It should take 2 hours to complete depending on how curious you are. The canyon is home to pictographs dating back 8000 to 10,000 years old!... Read more
Quarry Lake
Quarry Lake
Quarry Lake is located a short distance south of the community of Canmore, Alberta, Canada. It is a local recreation park with a short trail popular for school groups, children's clubs, dog owners, hikers and for people who wish to relax by the side of a lake.... Read more
Rock Glacier Trail
Rock Glacier Trail
The Rock Glacier Trail is a boulder hike located on the low lying slopes of Mount Rae in the province of Alberta, Canada . The trail explores a mountain side of mesozoic sandstone and shale in the Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in Kananaskis Country.... Read more
Highwood and Cataract Creek
Highwood and Cataract Creek
Located south of Canmore Alberta, Canada is the Highwood and Cataract Creek Areas. A vast region of wilderness forests, mountain peaks, grassland valleys, remote streams and lakes. There are trails leading into the wilderness and there are picnic areas (recreation areas) along the highways to enjoy ... Read more
Ha-Ling Trail
Ha-Ling Trail
In the Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park near Canmore, Alberta is an elevation hiking trail leading to Miner's Peak called the Ha Ling Trail. From the mountain peak hikers will enjoy outstanding views of the community of Canmore, the Bow Valley and the Grassi Lakes area.... Read more
Canadian Mt. Everest Expedition Trail
Canadian Mt. Everest Expedition Trail
It is an interpretive trail dedicated to the memory of 11 Canadians who like to climb. In 1982, in the month of October, the Canadian Mount Everest Expedition Team became the first Canadians to ever reach the summit of the highest mountain in the world - Mt. Everest.... Read more
Terrace Trail
Terrace Trail
The Terrace Trail is a gravel recreation path that runs parallel to the Kananaskis River for most of the route, often dipping in and out of the aspen forest along the way. The route connects Kananaskis Village with the Galatea Day Use Area.... Read more
Elbow River Valley
Elbow River Valley
The Elbow River Valley and the village of Bragg Creek is a popular destination for a wide variety of outdoor adventures year-round because it covers such a vast area of protected parks and wilderness forests.... Read more
Mount Yamnuska Trail aka Mount John Laurie
Mount Yamnuska Trail aka Mount John Laurie
Yamnuska translates to "wall of stone." Its sheer 500' face can be seen from the TransCanada and the peak is often in the clouds.... Read more