Eau Claire Interpretive Trail is a short, flat loop perfect for early walkers and is located in the beautiful Kananaskis Country. It is also a great first trail run for kids! I remember taking our one and two year old on this trail. My one year old hiked most of the family-friendly trail with her dad. My two year old and I had a blast trail running the whole hike. It is a memory that I will never forget.

Eau Claire Interpretive Trail

Insider Tip

First come first served camping is available at Eau Claire Campground from May 15th to September 15th.

Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 1.5 km (0.9 mi loop)
Elevation: 0 m (0 ft)
Hike Highlights: Mountain Views, River
Facilities: Outhouses, Camping
Optional Gear: All-Terrain Stroller
Trail Rider Rating : Easy

Educational Hiking Resources: Download the Eau Claire Interpretive Hiking pamphlet from Alberta Parks here.


From the Trans Canada Highway AB-1 W take the 118 exit and turn onto Kananaskis Trail Highway AB-40 S towards Kananaskis. Drive 35 km until you reach the turn off for Eau Claire Campground on the right side.


After entering the campground, stay left to find the trail head. There is a sign indicating the start. The outhouses can be found in the campground.

Trail Experience

Eau Claire Interpretive Trail begins on an open trail with views of the surrounding mountains. Relish the views on this family friendly hike before heading into the trees alongside the Kananaskis River. This is a great area to enjoy throwing rocks into the water and have a snack. Soon after, the trail ends by looping back through the forest to the end of the kid-friendly trail.


Nearby Attractions

On the way home, stop by the Kananaskis Village to explore the area or enjoy an ice cream at the shop. Alternatively, enjoy a picnic and another easy hike around Wedge Pond Loop.

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annika mang
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Eau Claire Interpretive Trail
Eau Claire Interpretive Trail

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