Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Kananaskis Valley

Updated: February 23, 2024

Updated: February 23, 2024 | Print Report

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

    Closures:

    Pigeon Mountain: Closed Dec 1st - Jun 15th for protection of critical winter range for elk and bighorn sheep.

    West Wind Valley: Closed Dec 1st - Jun 15th for protection of critical winter range for elk and bighorn sheep.

     

     

    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, even in winter.
    • Caution is advised for natural hazards such as downed trees, washouts and missing bridges. Route-finding may be necessary. Please report any downed trees on the trails.
    • Please note that most official summer hiking trails are not maintained in the winter.

Live Grooming Report

Maps

Village Pond and Skating Rink

Open

Trail Name Permitted Activities (Legend) Length Status Keywords
Aspen
North portion not trackset
Groomed: Feb 14 Track Set: Feb 14
Cross Country Skiing 1.8 km Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Baldy Pass
Hiking Fat Biking 13.7 km or 15.9 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Big Kidd E-bike Pilot Project
Low snow
Groomed: Feb 14
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing E-bike 1.8 km Open E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike Duane
Bill Milne E-bike Pilot Project
Snowpack is very thin.
Groomed: Feb 16
Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing Fat Biking E-bike 9.7 km total one-way for complete Bill Milne Trail Open E-bikes,Fat Biking,Skate Skiing,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike
Centennial Ridge
Closed: April 1st - June 21st for protection of bighorn sheep during sensitive birthing period.

Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing 0.8 km Open Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Coal Mine
Groomed: Feb 14
Cross Country Skiing 2.3 km one-way Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Evan-Thomas Fire Road
Warning: Bridge washed out over Evan-Thomas Creek.  
Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian (Winter) Fat Biking 1.6 to Wedge Connector km Warning Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding (Winter) Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Hay Meadow
Snowpack is very thin
Groomed: Feb 14
Hiking Cross Country Skiing Fat Biking Snowshoeing 1.6 km Open Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Skiing,Snowshoeing Cross Country Skiing, XC Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat Duane
Hidden
Groomed: Feb 14
Cross Country Skiing 1.4 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
High Level
Groomed: Feb 15 Track Set: Feb 15
Cross Country Skiing 1.4 km one-way Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Kananaskis Integrated Forestry Interpretive
Hiking 1.7 km Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Duane
Kovach
Groomed: Feb 14 Track Set: Feb 14
Cross Country Skiing 5.1 km Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Link
Groomed: Feb 14
Hiking Cross Country Skiing 0.8 km Open Hiking (Winter),Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Little Kidd E-bike Pilot Project
Low snow
Groomed: Feb 14
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing E-bike 2.5 km Open E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike Duane
Middle Kidd E-bike Pilot Project
Low snow
Groomed: Jan 18
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing E-bike 0.5 km Open E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike Duane
Midnight Meadow E-bike Pilot Project
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing E-bike 0.8 km Open E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike Duane
Mine Meadow
Low snow
Groomed: Feb 14
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing 2.1 km Open Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat Duane
Prairie View
Hiking Fat Biking 6.6 km one-way to viewpoint Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Razors Edge
If choosing to hike this trail, exercise extreme caution and be aware that bikers may be traveling at high speed on downhill sections.
Hiking Fat Biking 6.6 km one-way to viewpoint Warning Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Ribbon Creek
Ribbon Falls Backcountry Campground: Closed Dec 1st - Jun 14th. Ribbon Lake Backcountry Campground: Closed Dec 1st - Jun 23rd.  
Groomed: Feb 07
Cross Country Skiing 4.4 km Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Ribbon Creek Snowshoe E-bike Pilot Project
Groomed: Jan 18
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing E-bike 3.7 km Open E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike Duane
Ruthie's
Trail sustained water damage in the summer and may have rough and uneven terrain for skiers. Particularly skiers coming down hill will need to use caution.
Groomed: Feb 14
Cross Country Skiing 0.4 km Warning Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Shinrin E-bike Pilot Project
Low snow
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing E-bike 2.0 km Open E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike Duane
Skogan Pass Loop
Groomed: Feb 15 Track Set: Feb 15
Cross Country Skiing 2.7 km Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Skogan Pass Lower
Snow pack on Lower Skogan is very thin. 
Groomed: Feb 15
Cross Country Skiing 1.7 km to the junction of Ruthie's Trail Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Skogan Pass Upper
Good condition
Groomed: Feb 15 Track Set: Feb 15
Cross Country Skiing 5.9 km from Ruthie's Trail to the upper junction of Skogan Pass Loop Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Stoney E-bike Pilot Project
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing E-bike 22.5 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding,Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike Duane
Studless E-bike Pilot Project
Low snow
Groomed: Feb 14
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing E-bike 0.7 km Open E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike
Sunburst
Groomed: Feb 15 Track Set: Feb 15
Cross Country Skiing 1.2 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Terrace Link
Groomed: Feb 14 Track Set: Feb 14
Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing 1.0 km Open Skate Skiing,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Terrace North E-bike Pilot Project
Terrace to Ribbon Creek not trackset   Only the lower 100 meters of trail is shared with other winter users. 
Groomed: Feb 14 Track Set: Feb 14
Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing Fat Biking E-bike 9.5 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking,Skate Skiing,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike Duane
Troll Falls E-bike Pilot Project
Trail may be icy / slippery, particularly during freeze and thaw weather conditions. Ice cleats / micro spikes are highly recommended and may be necessary to safely walk this trail.   
Hiking Cross Country Skiing Fat Biking Snowshoeing E-bike 1.4 km Warning Biking/Cycling,E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Skiing,Snowshoeing Cross Country Skiing, XC Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike Duane
Upper Troll Falls
Trail may be icy / slippery, particularly during freeze and thaw weather conditions. Ice cleats / micro spikes are highly recommended and may be necessary to safely walk this trail.   
Hiking 0.9 km out and back Warning Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Duane
Village Loop E-bike Pilot Project
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing E-bike 2.0 km Open E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike Duane
Village Rim E-bike Pilot Project
Hiking Fat Biking E-bike 1.3 km Open Biking/Cycling,E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike
Wasootch Creek
Hiking 1 km one-way Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Wedge Connector
Warning: no bridge exists across Evan Thomas creek on Wedge Connector trail.  Wedge Connector was extended from close to where it enters the Evan-Thomas flood plain, paralleling the creek on the south side through open forest, crossing hwy 40 to meet up with Bill Milne trail approx. 100 meters north of Mt. Kidd RV park.  This trail will offer better skiing, as it is less exposed to the elements and offers better snow retention, and does not conflict with the numerous hikers on Evan-Thomas trail, which it has replaced. Being new, the trail is still rough and some kinks will need to be worked out. Ski with care and use caution crossing hwy 40.
Groomed: Feb 16 Track Set: Feb 16
Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing Fat Biking 3.8 km one-way Warning Fat Biking,Skate Skiing,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat