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Kananaskis Country is a park system situated to the west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada in the foothills and front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Kananaskis Country can be accessed by three highways that run into or through the area: Highway 40, a 66 km (41 mi) segment of the Bighorn Highway and also known as Kananaskis Trail; Highway 66, a 28 km (17 mi) highway originating near Bragg Creek known as Elbow Falls Trail; and Highway 68, a 42 km (26 mi) gravel highway originating from the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1 known as Sibbald Creek Trail. An ecological and environmental research station of the University of Calgary is located nearby, at Barrier Lake. A "Tim Horton Children's Foundation" summer camp is also located in the area. Easter Seals Camp Horizon is also located within Kananaskis along Highway 66.

love this Hike on a hot summer day!

hiking
8 days ago

A lot of the trail is washed out at water sites.

We only made it half way but loved it.

We were uncertain with the snow. As we could for see a lot places where you had to cross it on the second half of the hike, we decided to abandon. Still beautiful.

We saw 4 elks and a big ol fairly fresh bear paw print.


The meadow is beautiful.

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13 days ago

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15 days ago

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16 days ago

I'm a moderate hiker so this was challenging. 3 k's 330 meter elevation uphill. but well worth the views when you get to the top.

Awesome climbs, and amazing views from the top

Nice trail- not too taxing, pretty views, the creek flowing past
Bear tracks;)
Deer
Mountain sheep

We picked an amazing day to check out this hike in sheep river valley. A beautiful sunny day with the foster pup and my wife. The hike goes from a steady uphill to a steep , but manageable hike through the thicker forest near the summit. Walking poles or Mother Nature supplied ones highly recommended. Stick to following the marking tape and you're good to go. Amazing views to reward you at the top. Great tip from a kindred hiker....bring a "cold beverage" ;) to celebrate the accomplishment.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Kids friendly. Very nice view. We shared trail with horses. Trail was dry. Just over 5km.

it says highway 40 is closed. how did you get into this area two weeks ago??

Beautiful scenery , light traffic, great for dogs to !

on Pickle Jar Lakes

7 months ago

Did this one as a scout in scouts Canada. It was fun and challenging

hiking
7 months ago

Amazing hike! Beautiful views the whole way!! Park in the Lantern Creek lot and then cross the highway and walk north about a quarter of a km to the trailhead. Poles were useful on this hike as it was slippery in parts. Dress in layers as weather ranged from needing a jacket, toque, and mittens - to short sleeves. There was lots of snow but we were warm and happy. This has been one of my favorite hikes so far. The description above said this hike is only acceptable until September but we went the last weekend in October and it was totally fine. We only saw about 6 other people the entire hike though. It also says it's rated as easy, which I disagree with. I'd say it's probably moderate in the summer, and it was hard in the snow. Bring bells and spray, as apparently this area is prime for bears (there was a serous grizzly attack there in 2014); though we didn't see any trace of bears (phew). It's a lot of climbing (FitBit says 177 flight of stairs); great for dogs but small kids would struggle. Highly recommend this hike.

hiking
7 months ago

June 19/16 - Great hike and the lakes were beautiful! The third lake was absolutely stunning.