Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Ribbon Creek (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.

The Ribbon Creek Winter trail joins Hidden Trail, accessed out of the Ribbon Creek Day Use, with the Ribbon Creek Snowshoe Trail. After 300 m on Hidden Trail, you turn left on Coal Mine Trail, and climb up to meet the Ribbon Creek Winter Trail.

From the junction, the trail is an exciting mix of downhill corners for approximately 1.2 km before it rejoins the shared Ribbon Creek Snowshoe Trail, 0.9 km before the Link Trail junction. For approximately 900 m the Ribbon Creek trail is shared with multiple users, including cross-country skiers, walkers, snowshoers and fat bikers. 

The 900 m portion of Ribbon Creek before the Link Trail junction is multi-use. Please practice proper winter trail etiquette and share the trail. 


Due to freeze / thaw conditions, rocks are falling off the side slope onto the trail on the switch back hill portion of Ribbon Creek trail, with the potential for larger rocks to come loose. 

A large rock pulled out of the side hill in the fall half way down the switch back hill and is resting on the trail. It does not present any significant obstacle and is easy to see and ski around.



Groomed: Feb 02 

Length:2.1 km
Elevation Profile50 m / 1,137 ft to Ribbon Falls plus additional 594 m / 1,930 ft to Ribbon Lake m
WinterCross Country Skiing
Trail MapEvan Thomas PRA Ribbon Creek Central Map
Evan Thomas PRA Ribbon Creek Wedge Pond Trail Map
Ribbon Creek Winter Map
Trail Report:Kananaskis Valley
Trails  Kananaskis Country  - All Parks
Updated: Feb 3, 2023