Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Bow Valley

Updated: July 24, 2024

Updated: July 24, 2024 | Print Report

A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.

    Notes:

    • Be aware of avalanche conditions. Current conditions can be found at Avalanche Canada.
    • Practice wildlife safety. Travel in groups, make noise on the trail, and keep pets on leash. Carrying bear spray and knowing how to use it is highly recommended, even in winter.
    • It's tick season! Make sure to check you and your pets when you get home. For best protection, use a bug repellent with DEET.
    • Caution is advised for natural hazards such as downed trees, washouts and missing bridges. Route-finding may be necessary.
    • Be sure not to overestimate your ability when planning your trip: Humility can be a life saver. Plan for rapidly changing conditions and bring extra socks.
Trail Name Permitted Activities (Legend) Length Status Keywords
Bow Corridor Trail
Warning: Trail has many old wooden structures in various condition.  
Hiking Biking 7.4 km one-way Warning Biking/Cycling,Hiking
Bow River Interpretive
Hiking 2.1 km one-way Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Duane
Bow Valley Paved E-bike Pilot Project
Hiking Biking E-bike 4.2 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike
Centennial Ridge
Hiking From Ribbon Creek: 6.8 km to Mt Allan summit and 17.5 km to Wind Valley Open Hiking Duane
Elk Flats
Hiking 1.9 km one-way Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Flowing Water Interpretive
Hiking 2.0 km return Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Grotto Creek Canyon
Hiking 2.1 km one-way Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Heart Creek Interpretive
     
Hiking 1.3 km one-way Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Jewell Pass
Hiking Biking 2.9 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Many Springs Interpretive
   
Hiking 1.3 km Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Middle Lake Interpretive
Hiking 2.0 km Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Duane
Montane Interpretive
Hiking 1.5 km Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Moraine Interpretive
Hiking 1.1 km one-way Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Prairie View
Hiking Biking 6.6 km one-way to viewpoint Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Quaite Creek
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian 5.7 km one-way to Jewell Pass Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Razors Edge
Note: If hiking this trail, be aware that bikers may be traveling at speed on downhill sections.
Hiking Biking 6.6 km one-way to viewpoint Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Skogan Pass
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian From Ribbon: 10.2 km to Skogan Pass, 19.4 km to Wind Valley Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding Duane
Stoney E-bike Pilot Project
Jewell Bay Backcountry Campground: Closed for the season for construction.
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian E-bike 22.5 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding,Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike Duane
Windy Viewpoint
Hiking 5.4 km Open Hiking
Yamnuska Climbers' Access Route
Hiking 2.1km one-way Open Hiking Duane
Yamnuska East Ridge
Warning: Rockfall hazard exists on this trail, especially in freeze / thaw weather conditions. Be cautious and move quickly through areas with overhead hazard, particularly in the waterfall section of the West Col portion of trail.
Hiking 3.6 km one-way Warning Hiking
Yamnuska Scramble Route
Warning: Rockfall hazard exists on this trail, especially in freeze / thaw weather conditions. Be cautious and move quickly through areas with overhead hazard, particularly in the waterfall section of the West Col portion of trail.
Hiking 10.2km return Warning Hiking Duane
Yamnuska West Col
Warning: Rockfall hazard exists on this trail, especially in freeze / thaw weather conditions. Be cautious and move quickly through areas with overhead hazard, particularly in the waterfall section of the West Col portion of trail.
Hiking 4.0 km Warning Hiking Duane