Hiking in Kananaskis

Marl Lake Interpretive Trail, Kananaskis

Marl Lake Interpretive Trail ends at a beautiful dock that extends into a lake surrounded by mountain views in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. This less traveled trail makes the slightly confusing start worth the effort. Marl Lake Interpretive Trail, Kananaskis Difficulty: ModerateDistance: 3.1 km* (1.9 mi) out and backElevation: MinimalHighlights: Lake, Mountain Views, Interpretive SignsFacilites:…

Arethusa Cirque

Arethusa Cirque, Alberta

Arethusa Cirque is an unofficial trail located in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. The trail, located near Highwood Pass, has become more defined with the increase in hikers seeking out the stunning cirque that sits below Little Arethusa. Closed: December 1st-June 14thDifficulty: ChallengingDistance: 5 km (3.1 mi) loopElevation: 274 m (898 ft)Hike Highlights: Mountain Views, Cirque,…

West Wind Pass

West Wind Pass Hike, Alberta

West Wind Pass is a beautiful hike up to a mountain pass in Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park. This is an unofficial trail which means no one maintains the trail. Route finding can be challenging at times and there are cliffs. The trail is quite steep most of the hike and the loose trail makes…

Elbow Lake

Elbow Lake Trail, Kananaskis

The short but steep Elbow Lake Trail follows a wide, old gravel road to a stunning mountain lake in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. The family-friendly hike is open from June 15th, to November 30th. Insider Tip Elbow Lake is a popular spot for families to enjoy their first backcountry camping trip. If you want to…

Troll Falls

Troll Falls Hike, Kananaskis, Alberta

Troll Falls hike is a great trail for most abilities to a tumbling waterfall located in the stunning Kananaskis Country. Children will enjoy spotting the trolls that are occasionally hidden along the family-friendly trail by locals. Insider Tip for Families The falls are just as spectacular in the winter, making it an ideal all-season hike…

Wedge Pond, Alberta

Wedge Pond Loop, Alberta

Wedge Pond Hike follows a forested trail around a stunning pond with mountain views located in the heart of Spray Valley Provincial Park. There are beaches located around the lake making it the perfect place to hike, play, and picnic for a few hours. Insider Tip for Families Pack a picnic, bathing suits, and canoes/kayaks/stand…