Peter Lougheed Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Trails

A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.
Trail Length Season Permitted Activities (Legend) Status
1982 Canadian Mount Everest Expedition Interpretive

May 16th: Mainly snow covered. Downed trees removed.

2.1 km Summer Hiking Open
Bill Benson

May 16th: Mostly snow free. Downed trees removed. Blown clean of needles and debris.

0.7 km one-way Summer Hiking Open
Black Prince Cirque Interpretive

Note: The Blackshale Creek Suspension Bridge is NOT accessed on this trail.

4.2 km Summer Hiking Open
Boulton Creek

Trackset shallow in areas of low snow coverage. 

2.2 km one-way Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Braille 2.2 km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Burstall Pass

Note: Bikes permitted on first 2.9 km of trail ONLY.

7.4 km one-way Summer Hiking OHVing Open
Burstall Pass (Backcountry) km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Chester Lake

Chester Lake: Closed May 1 - Jun 29 to allow area to dry and prevent damage to trail.

4.6 km one-way Summer Hiking OHVing Closed
Elbow Lake

Warning: No vehicle access via HWY 40, Dec 1 - Jun 14.

Tombstone Backcountry and Equestrian Backcountry Campground: Closed Dec 1 - Jun 14.

Elbow Lake Backcountry Campground: Closed Dec 1 - Jun 14.

1.4 km one-way Summer Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Warning
Elk Pass

May 6th: Snow covered, deep at higher elevations. Summer sign change over in progress.

5.6 km Summer Hiking OHVing Open
Highwood Meadows

Warning: No vehicle access via HWY 40, Dec 1 - Jun 14.

0.6 km one-way Summer Hiking Warning
Kananaskis Canyon Interpretive

Closure: Stream crossings washed away by penstock/dam construction. Trail is impassable and is closed indefinitely.

0.8 km Summer Hiking Closed
Lookout

April 12th: Mainly snow covered.

1.7 km Summer Hiking OHVing Open
Lower Lake Interpretive

May 15th: A few snow patches. Sign changeover complete.

0.5 km one-way Summer Hiking Open
Maude-Lawson

Note: This trail has been redirected just west of Forks for access to Turbine Canyon.

Turbine Canyon Backcountry Campground: Closed Dec 1 - Jun 23.

7.5 km Summer Hiking Open
Meadow 4.0 km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Peter Lougheed Paved

May 17th: Mainly bare, but many patches of snow and ice.

12.1 km one-way Summer Hiking OHVing Closed
Pocaterra

April 27th: A mix of snow, ice and bare at the North end to deep snow at the South end. Sign changeover in progress.

 

9.9 km one-way Summer Hiking OHVing Open
Ptarmigan Cirque Interpretive

Warning: No vehicle access via HWY 40, Dec 1 - Jun 14.

4.5 km Summer Hiking Warning
Rawson Lake 3.9 km one-way Summer Hiking Open
Rock Glacier Interpretive

Warning: No vehicle access via HWY 40, Dec 1 - Jun 14.

0.15 km one-way Summer Hiking Warning
Rockwall

May 13th: Snow free. Downed trees removed.

0.5 km Summer Hiking Open
Rolly Road Training Grid km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Spruce Road

May 14th: A mix of bare and snow covered. Downed trees removed.

0.8 km Winter Hiking Cross Country Skiing Open
Three Isle Lake

Note: Bikes only permitted to Invincible Creek, 3.8 km from trailhead

Forks Backcountry Campground: Closed Dec 1 - Jun 14.

Three Isle Lake Backcountry Campground: Closed Dec 1 - Jun 23.

 

 

10.2 km Summer Hiking OHVing Open
Upper Lake

May 16th: Observed only from Interlakes Parking to Point Campground Junction. Some snow and ice patches.

Point Campground is about 30% snow and ice covered, up to 30cm's, including trails, with 15 of 20 tent pads fully or mainly snow free. Group gathering areas are snow free with snow covered trails to one. Fires are permitted in designated Steel firepits and campground is stocked with wood; collecting and/or burning forest deadwood is not permitted.

15.7 km Summer Hiking OHVing Open
Whiskey Jack

April 23rd: Mainly snow covered. Sign changeover complete. 

3.9 km one-way Summer Hiking OHVing Open
William Watson Lodge Access

May 16th: Mainly bare.

0.6 km one-way Year-round Hiking OHVing Cross Country Skiing Open
Peninsula

May 14th: A few patches of snow.

0.4 km Summer Hiking Open
Tailwater Snowshoe 1.9 km Winter Fat Biking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Frozen Toad Loop Snowshoe 8.1 km Winter Fat Biking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Torpor Loop 6.1 km Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
South Sawmill Loop 2.8 km Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
William Watson Lodge Connector 0.7 km Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Boulton Creek Interpretive

May 7th: Partially snow covered. Sign changeover complete.

4.9 km Summer Hiking Open
Marl Lake Interpretive

May 16th: Some snow and ice patches. Downed trees removed.

1.5 km for loop Summer Hiking Open
Lower Lake

May 15th: A few snow patches. Sign changeover complete.

3.5 km one-way Summer Hiking Open
High Rockies (Winter)

Note: Between Nov. 1 and May 1 the trail is closed through the Buller Slide Path due to Highway Avalanche Control.

63.0 km Goat Creek to Peninsula Day Use Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
High Rockies (Summer)

Warning: A washout has occurred on the High Rockies Trail south of the Goat Creek Trail. See details.

Note: Hiker-cyclist camping allowed at select day use areas only from Jun 1 - Sep 20. See details.

 

63.0 km Goat Creek to Peninsula Day Use; 80.0 km Goat Creek to Elk Pass Summer Dog Sledding Hiking OHVing Open

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