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Day Use

Some Kananaskis day use areas include amenities like picnic tables, firepits or picnic shelters. Others offer only parking for trailheads. No overnight camping is allowed at any day use area. Please select the day use site name in the list below to see what facilties are available there.

Bow Valley Area

Day UseParkSeason
Canmore Nordic CentreCanmore Nordic Centre  PP Open Year Round
Gap LakeBow Valley PP Open Year Round
Grassi LakesCanmore Nordic Centre  PP Open Year Round
Grotto MountainBow Valley PP Open Year Round
Heart CreekBow Valley Open Year Round
Lac Des ArcsBow Valley PP Open Year Round
Middle LakeBow Valley PPApr 29 - Oct 10
Old CampBow Valley PPApr 29 - Oct 23
WhitefishBow Valley PPMay 1 - Oct 12
Wind ValleyBow ValleyMay 1 - Nov 22
YamnuskaBow Valley Open Year Round

 

Elbow Valley

Day UseParkSeason
Allen BillElbow River  PRA Open Year Round
Beaver LodgeElbow Falls  PRA May 15 - Nov 30
Brown-LoweryBrown-Lowery  PP Open Year Round
Cobble FlatsCobble Flats  PRA May 15 - Nov 30
Elbow FallsElbow Falls  PRA Open Year Round
Elbow River LaunchElbow River Launch  PRA May 1 - Nov 30
Forgetmenot PondLittle Elbow  PRA May 15 - Nov 30
Ings MineIng's Mine  PRA Open Year Round
McLean PondMcLean Creek  PRA Open Year Round
McLean Staging AreaMcLean Creek  PRA Open Year Round
PowderfaceElbow Falls  PRA May 15 - Nov 30
Station FlatsElbow River  PRA Open Year Round
West Bragg CreekWest Bragg Creek  PRA Open Year Round

 

Ghost Area

Day UseParkSeason
Fallen Timber SouthFallen Timber South  PRA May 1 - Oct 14
Ghost ReservoirGhost Reservoir  PRA Open Year Round
South GhostSouth Ghost  PRA Open Year Round
Waiparous Valley ViewpointWaiparous Valley Viewpoint  PRA May 1 - Sep 30

 

Highwood / Cataract Area

Day UseParkSeason
Cat CreekCat Creek  PRA  Closed 
Cataract CreekCataract Creek  PRA Open Year Round
Etherington CreekEtherington Creek  PRA Open Year Round
Eyrie GapEyrie Gap  PRA May 1 - Nov 30
Fitzsimmons CreekFitzsimmons Creek  PRA Jun 15 - Nov 30
Highwood HouseHighwood Junction  PRA Open Year Round
Highwood RiverHighwood  PRA Apr 30 - Sep 18
Lantern CreekLantern Creek  PRA Jun 15 - Nov 30
Lineham CreekLineham  PRA Jun 15 - Nov 30
Mist CreekMist Creek  PRA Jun 15 - Nov 30
Mt. LipsettElbow-SheepJun 15 - Nov 30
PicklejarPicklejar  PRA  Closed 
SentinelSentinel  PRA  Closed 
Trout PondsTrout Pond  PRA Jun 15 - Nov 30

 

Kananaskis Valley Area

Day UseParkSeason
Barrier DamBow Valley PP Open Year Round
Barrier LakeBow Valley PPApr 21 - Oct 12
Beaver PondsEvan-Thomas  PRA Apr 29 - Oct 12
Canoe MeadowsBow Valley PP Open Year Round
Evan-ThomasEvan-Thomas  PRA Open Year Round
GalateaSpray Valley  PP Jun 13 - Nov 20
Kovach PondEvan-Thomas  PRA Apr 29 - Sep 25
Mt. Lorette PondsBow Valley PP Open Year Round
OpalSpray Valley  PP May 13 - Nov 1
Ribbon CreekEvan-Thomas  PRA Open Year Round
WasootchElbow-Sheep Open Year Round
Wedge PondSpray Valley  PP Open Year Round
Widow MakerBow Valley PP Open Year Round

 

Peter Lougheed PP

Day UseParkSeason
Black PrincePeter Lougheed  PP Open Year Round
Boulton BridgePeter Lougheed  PP Open Year Round
Burstall PassPeter Lougheed  PP Open Year Round
CanyonPeter Lougheed  PP Open Year Round
Chester LakePeter Lougheed  PP Open Year Round
Elbow PassPeter Lougheed  PP Jun 15 - Nov 30
Elk PassPeter Lougheed  PP Open Year Round
ElpocaPeter Lougheed  PP Jun 15 - Sep 5
Grizzly CreekPeter Lougheed  PP May 13 - Sep 5
Highwood MeadowsPeter Lougheed  PP Jun 15 - Nov 30
King CreekPeter Lougheed  PP May 13 - Sep 5
Little Highwood PassPeter Lougheed  PP Jun 15 - Nov 30
Lower LakePeter Lougheed  PP Open Year Round
North InterlakesPeter Lougheed  PP Open Year Round
PanoramaPeter Lougheed  PP Open Year Round
PeninsulaPeter Lougheed  PP May 1 - Nov 1
PocaterraPeter Lougheed  PP Open Year Round
Rock GlacierPeter Lougheed  PP Jun 15 - Nov 30
SawmillPeter Lougheed  PP Open Year Round
Upper LakePeter Lougheed  PP Open Year Round
White SprucePeter Lougheed  PP May 1 - Nov 1

 

Sheep River Valley Area

Day UseParkSeason
Big HornSheep River  PP May 15 - Nov 30
Fisher Staging AreaFisher Creek  PRA Open Year Round
Gorge CreekSheep River  PP May 15 - Nov 30
Indian OilsSheep River  PP May 15 - Nov 30
Junction CreekSheep River  PP May 15 - Nov 30
Missing LinkSheep River  PP May 15 - Nov 30
Sandy McNabbSheep River  PP  Closed 
Sheep FallsSheep River  PP May 15 - Nov 30
Volcano RidgeBluerock Year Round
Ware CreekWare Creek  PRA May 15 - Nov 30

 

Sibbald Area

Day UseParkSeason
DawsonDawson  PRA Apr 29 - Nov 20
Lusk CreekLusk Creek  PRA Apr 29 - Oct 10
Sibbald LakeSibbald Lake  PRA Open Year Round
Sibbald Meadows PondSibbald Meadows Pond  PRA Open Year Round
Sibbald ViewpointSibbald Viewpoint  PRA Apr 29 - Oct 10

 

Spray Valley Area

Day UseParkSeason
Buller MountainSpray Valley  PP May 13 - Nov 1
DriftwoodSpray Valley  PP Open Year Round
Goat CreekSpray Valley  PP Open Year Round
Mt. SharkSpray Valley  PP Open Year Round
SparrowhawkSpray Valley  PP May 13 - Sep 5
Spray LakeSpray Valley  PP May 13 - Sep 5

 

Sundre Area

Day UseParkSeason
James-WilsonJames-Wilson  PRA May 1 - Oct 14
Red Deer RiverRed Deer River  PRA May 1 - Oct 8

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