Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Ribbon Creek (Winter)

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

Trail parallels Ribbon Creek crossing the creek many times on the year round trail terminating 4.4 kms up the drainage. Trail is not maintained and avalanche hazard exists beyond this point. A portion of the trail is shared with cross-country skiers and non- skiers must not travel on track set.

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. 


Ribbon Falls Backcountry Campground: Closed Dec 1st - Jun 14th.

Ribbon Lake Backcountry Campground: Closed Dec 1st - Jun 23rd.


Groomed: Mar 2 Track Set: Mar 2
Length 4.4 km
Elevation: 50 m / 1,137 ft to Ribbon Falls plus additional 594 m / 1,930 ft to Ribbon Lake
Summer skiing
Winter XC Skiing
Trail Map Evan 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 Valley | Kananaskis Country | All Parks
Updated: Mar 2, 2024