Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Peter Lougheed

Updated: August 19, 2022

Updated: August 19, 2022 | Print Report

COVID-19 Updates: Taking steps to return to normal.

Cold Water Safety

Visitors be aware, in the mountains the water is cold all year. If you fall into the cold water it will affect you immediately.
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    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.
    • Caution is advised for natural hazards such as downed trees. Please report any downed trees on the trails.
    • 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.
    • It’s tick season! Ticks live on our trails and are prominent in the spring. Protect yourself from tick bites by covering your skin with light coloured clothing, using bug spray containing DEET, and checking yourself and your pets after you have been outside.

Maps

Trail Weather

Peter Lougheed
Aug 19 @ 02:08 PM 20 °C

Clear skies with some smoke

Trail Name Permitted Activities (Legend) Status Keywords
1982 Canadian Mount Everest Expedition Interpretive
Bear Closure: Multiple grizzly bears frequenting the area.
Hiking Closed Hiking
Bill Benson
Bear Warning: Large number of bears feeding on berries in the area.
Hiking Warning Hiking
Black Prince Cirque Interpretive
Note: The Blackshale Creek Suspension Bridge is NOT accessed on this trail.
Hiking Open Hiking
Boulton Creek Interpretive
Bear Warning: Large number of bears feeding on berries in the area.
Hiking Warning Hiking
Burstall Pass
Bear Warning: Female grizzly with cub frequenting the area. Note: Bikes permitted on first 2.9 km of trail ONLY.
Hiking Biking Warning Biking/Cycling,Hiking Duane
Chester Lake
Hiking Biking Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking
Elbow Lake
Closure: For construction until November, 2022 between Elbow Pass Day Use Area and Elbow Lake.
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Closed Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Elk Pass
Bear Warning: Large number of bears feeding on berries in the area.
Hiking Biking Warning Biking/Cycling,Hiking
High Rockies
Goat Creek access is closed.
Hiking Biking Open Biking/Cycling,Dog Sledding,Hiking
Highwood Meadows
Hiking Open Hiking
Kananaskis Canyon Interpretive
Closure: Stream crossings washed away by penstock/dam construction. Trail is impassable and is closed indefinitely.
Hiking Closed Hiking
Lookout
Bear Warning: Large number of bears feeding on berries in the area.
Hiking Biking Warning Biking/Cycling,Hiking
Lower Lake
Bear Warning: Large number of bears feeding on berries in the area.
Hiking Warning Hiking Duane
Lower Lake Interpretive
Bear Warning: Large number of bears feeding on berries in the area.
Hiking Warning Hiking
Marl Lake Interpretive
Bear Warning: Large number of bears feeding on berries in the area.
Hiking Warning Hiking
Maude-Lawson
Aug 7: Mainly good condition with some wet/muddy sections to cross along the way. Turbine Canyon Backcountry Campground (Aug 19): Snow-free.
Hiking Open Hiking
Peninsula
Bear Warning: Large number of bears feeding on berries in the area.
Hiking Warning Hiking
Peter Lougheed Paved
Bear Warning: Large number of bears feeding on berries in the area.
Hiking Biking Partially Closed Biking/Cycling,Hiking
Pocaterra
Bear Warning: Large number of bears feeding on berries in the area. Note: This report is NOT for the Pocaterra Ridge or Cirque trails
Hiking Biking Warning Biking/Cycling,Hiking
Ptarmigan Cirque Interpretive
Hiking Open Hiking
Rawson Lake
Bear Warning: Large number of bears feeding on berries in the area. Bear Warning: Surprise encounter with Grizzly Bear - bear spray deployed.  
Hiking Warning Hiking
Rock Glacier Interpretive
Hiking Open Hiking
Rockwall
Bear Warning: Large number of bears feeding on berries in the area.
Hiking Warning Hiking
Three Isle Lake
Bear Warning: Large number of bears feeding on berries in the area. Three Isle Lake Backcountry Campground (Aug 19): Dry. Forks Backcountry Campground (CLOSED): Closed for 2022 due to construction. Note: Bikes only permitted to Invincible Creek, 3.8 km from trailhead  
Hiking Biking Warning Biking/Cycling,Hiking
Upper Lake
Bear Closure: Trail closed between Interlakes Day Use and Upper Lake Day Use due to frequent bear activity. Bear Warning: Large number of bears feeding on berries in the area. Aster Lake Backcountry Campground (Aug 19): Campground is snow free. Trail is partially wet and muddy with a dangerous patch of snow at the waterfall - microspikes recommended for this section. Point Backcountry Campground (Aug 19): Dry. NOTE: Firewood is no longer supplied at Point Campground and collecting forest deadwood or cutting of trees is prohibited. Fire pits have been removed. No fires allowed.
Hiking Biking Partially Closed Biking/Cycling,Hiking
Whiskey Jack
Bear Warning: Large number of bears feeding on berries in the area.
Hiking Biking Warning Biking/Cycling,Hiking
William Watson Lodge Access
Bear Warning: Large number of bears feeding on berries in the area.
Hiking Biking Warning Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC