Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Elk Pass (Winter)

A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.
Ice Safety: Alberta Parks does not monitor ice conditions; learn how to assess them for yourself at the Canadian Red Cross.

Elk Pass winter trail climbs to the pass on an old fire road from which you can continue into British Columbia and Elk Lakes Provincial Park. Elk Lakes headquarters and the Alpine Club of Canada's Elk Lakes Cabin (alpineclubofcanada.ca/facility/elklakes.html) are located 4.3 km from the Alberta/BC border.


Groomed only from Trailhead to North Hydroline junction, the remainder was trackset on Nov. 18th. Still a thin base at lower elevations, some exposed brush/ground, bumps and uneven surfaces still exist.

Groomed: Nov 18  Track Set: Nov 18

Length:5.6 km
Elevation Profile210 m / 700 ft m
Group Size Limit:15  (Permit information)
WinterCross Country Skiing
Trail Map
Trail Report:Peter Lougheed
Trails  Kananaskis Country  - All Parks
Updated: Nov 18, 2022