Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Peter Lougheed

Updated: June 23, 2024

Updated: June 23, 2024 | Print Report

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


    • 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. 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 clothing.

    Snow Depths:

    Updated: June 24

    Highwood Pass: 62 cm

    Mud Lake: 3 cm

    Burstall Pass: 66 cm

    Aster Lake: 88 cm


Trail Weather

Peter Lougheed
Jun 24 @ 12:07 PM 12 °C

Partly cloudy

Trail Name Permitted Activities (Legend) Length Status Keywords
1982 Canadian Mount Everest Expedition Interpretive
June 19th: Mostly bare with some snow patches. 
Hiking 2.1 km Open Hiking
Bill Benson
Hiking 0.7 km one-way Open Hiking
Black Prince Cirque Interpretive
June 19th: Partially snow covered. Note: The Blackshale Creek Suspension Bridge is NOT accessed from this trail.
Hiking 4.2 km Open Hiking
Boulton Creek Interpretive
Hiking 4.9 km Open Hiking
Burstall Pass
Note: Bikes permitted on first 2.9 km of trail ONLY.
Hiking Biking 7.4 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking Duane
Chester Lake
Closed: May 1 - Jun 29 to allow area to dry and prevent damage to trail.
Hiking Biking 4.6 km one-way Closed Biking/Cycling,Hiking
Elbow Lake
June 13th: Mainly snow free with some patches near the lake. Elbow Lake Backcountry Campground: Mainly snow free with two tent pads still snow bound. 
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian 1.4 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Elk Pass
Hiking Biking 5.6 km Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking
High Rockies
June 20th: From Driftwood Day Use to the Rummel Ridge trail is entirely snow free and the trail is in great condition. As you climb in elevation to roughly 2000m and above you will encounter some snow patches. Rummel Creek area still has snow patches 1-2 feet deep. Note: Hiker-cyclist camping allowed at select day use areas only from Jun 1 - Sep 20. See details.  
Hiking Biking 63.0 km Goat Creek to Peninsula Day Use; 80.0 km Goat Creek to Elk Pass Open Biking/Cycling,Dog Sledding,Hiking
Highwood Meadows
Closed: June 15 until further notice to protect fragile alpine environment. 
Hiking 0.6 km one-way Closed Hiking
Kananaskis Canyon Interpretive
Closed: Stream crossings washed away by penstock/dam construction. Trail is impassable and is closed indefinitely.
Hiking 0.8 km Closed Hiking
Hiking Biking 1.7 km Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking
Lower Lake
June 20th: Snow free, Downed trees removed.
Hiking 3.5 km one-way Open Hiking Duane
Lower Lake Interpretive
June 14th: Snow-free.
Hiking 0.5 km one-way Open Hiking
Marl Lake Interpretive
Hiking 1.5 km for loop Open Hiking
Turbine Canyon Backcountry Campground: Closed Dec 1 - July 4. Note: This trail has been redirected just west of Forks for access to Turbine Canyon.
Hiking 7.5 km Open Hiking
Hiking 0.4 km Open Hiking
Peter Lougheed Paved
June 14th: Trail is dry and clear of needles/debris.
Hiking Biking 12.1 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking
Hiking Biking 9.9 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking
Ptarmigan Cirque Interpretive
Closed: June 15 until further notice to protect fragile alpine environment. 
Hiking 4.5 km Closed Hiking
Rawson Lake
June 12th: Sections of mud on lower sections and packed snow and ice on upper sections of the trail. 
Hiking 3.9 km one-way Open Hiking
Rock Glacier Interpretive
June 15th: Snow-free.
Hiking 0.15 km one-way Open Hiking
Hiking 0.5 km Open Hiking
Three Isle Lake
June 19th: Mostly snow free from North Interlakes to the bottom of the headwall. Some snow and ice patches.  Forks Backcountry Campground: Tent pads are snow free, June 20th. Three Isle Lake Backcountry Campground: Closed Dec 1st - July 4th. Note: Bikes only permitted to Invincible Creek, 3.8 km from trailhead    
Hiking Biking 10.2 km Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking
Upper Lake
Point Backcountry Campground: Tent pads are dry, June 13th. Aster Lake Backcountry Campground: Closed Dec 1st - July 4th.
Hiking Biking 15.7 km Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking
Whiskey Jack
Hiking Biking 3.9 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking
William Watson Lodge Access
Hiking Biking 0.6 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC