Kananaskis Country is situated in the West and Southwest of Calgary bordering the towns of Banff National Park and Canmore. It is easily accessible via three highways which run through and into the area, namely: Highway 40 (a 41 mile or 66 kilometer segment of Kananaskis Trail or the Bighorn Highway); Highway 66 (a 17 mile or 28 kilometer starting near Elbow Falls Trail or Bragg Creek; and Highway 68 (26 mile or 42 kilometer gravel highway which originates from Highway 1 or Trans-Canada Highway or Sibbald Creek Trail).
Kananaskis is comprised of wildland provincial parks, an ecological reserve and provincial recreation areas. Visitors Centres situated in the area offers current information about special events, trails and activities.
Once you get to Kananaskis, prepare to be awe-inspired with all the beauty the area has to offer.
Difficulty Rating: Difficult
Distance: 19.2 km return.
Elevation gain: 620 metres.
Time: 5 hours return.
Location: From Canmore, drive 35 km east on Highway 1 towards Calgary to the Highway 40 exit and drive south into Kananaskis Country. The ...
Trail type: 4 wide.
All levels of mountain bikers and intermediate cross country skiers will enjoy the trail.
Location: The Goat Creek parking lot, located 5.5 kilometres past the Nordic Centre along ...
Trail type: Singletrack
Location: Cougar Creek parking lot on Benchlands Trail
Distance: Variable, depending on which trails you follow
Begin on the west side (same side as the parking lot) of Cougar Creek ...
Bluerock Wildland Provincial Park surrounds Sheep River Provincial Park. The park’s trails are open to mountain biking, hiking, and horse riding. You will be able to travel to sections of Don Getty ...
Backcountry Camping Permits
Backcountry camping permits are required at all designated backcountry campgrounds in Kananaskis Country. Random backcountry camping without a permit is allowed in most Wildland Provincial Parks.
Backcountry camping permits ...
Baldy Pass – North Approach Mountain Biking Trail
Goat Creek of Canmore, Alberta
Montane Traverse of Canmore, Alberta
Bluerock Wildland Provincial Park
Camping Permit Information in Kananaskis Country, Canmore