Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Prairie View

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

The Prairie View Trail, often called the Barrier Fire Lookout trail, switchbacks uphill on an old forestry road to a spectacular viewpoint looking south over Barrier Lake. From the viewpoint, visitors can either continue to the north side of the ridge to that Barrier Fire Lookout and a view over the Bow Valley, or descend towards Jewell Pass on a trail that is a little less obvious from the top, but becomes more clear as you reach the forest. 

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Open
Length 6.6 km one-way to viewpoint
Elevation: 421 m / 1,368 ft
Group Size Limit: 15 (Permit information)
Summer biking/cycling,fat biking,hiking,hiking (winter) Biking/Cycling Hiking
Winter Fat Biking Hiking (Winter)
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Updated: Jun 16, 2024