Kananaskis Country

Peter Lougheed Trail Report

Updated: November 17, 2018

Updated: November 17, 2018 | Print Report

Anticipate thin snow conditions at trail-heads that becomes deeper at higher elevations. Some areas may still be bare at this time, including standing water in some parts of this trails system. Expect trails to be variable in condition from packed snow and ice at higher elevations, to dryer conditions at lower elevations and in sun exposed areas. Snowshoes come recommended on the trails located on the Smith-Dorrien/ Spray Lakes Road. Overall ice cleats would be ideal during this time of year.

Notes:

  1. Early season snow has started to fall. Check for avalanche information on the Avalanche Canada website. Pack appropriately for changing conditions, including traction devices/hiking poles, and don't forget to dress in layers!
  2. Be wildlife aware! Traveling in groups, making noise on trail, keeping pets on leash and carrying bear spray is highly recommended. See the Wildlife Safety page for more information.
  3. Caution is advised for natural hazards such as downed trees and snow/ice on trail.

Closures:

  1. Trails leading to the upper Boulton Campground Store parking lot - Construction Closure
  2. Canyon Interpretive Trail - Construction Closure
  3. William Watson Lodge - Seasonal Maintenance Closure

Seasonal Road Closures:

  1. Highway 40: Closed from December 1 until June 14, 2019.

Snow Depths as of November 17, 2018:

Live Grooming Report

Maps

Resources

Trail Name Permitted Activities Status
Amos
Open
Blueberry Hill
Open
Boulton Creek
Open
Braille
Open
Canyon Snowshoe
Open
Chester Lake
Open
Chester Lake Snowshoe
Open
Come Along
Open
Elk Pass
Open
Elk Pass Snowshoe
Note The Elk Pass Snowshoe Trail starts at the north end of Elk Pass Day Use and parking lot.
Open
Elkwood Loop Snowshoe
Open
Fox Creek
Open
Frost Heave Snowshoe
Open
Graupel Snowshoe
Open
High Rockies
Note
  • This trail is still under construction and as such there is limited signage and flagging identifying the route.
  • Between Nov. 1 and May 1 the trail is closed through the Buller Slide Path due to Highway Avalanche Control.
Warning
Hogarth Lakes Loop Snowshoe
Open
Hydroline
Note
Open
Lodgepole
Open
Lower Lake Group Camp
Open
Lower Lake Snowshoe
Open
Lynx
Open
Marsh Loop Snowshoe
Open
Meadow
Open
Moraine
Open
Packers
Open
Patterson
Open
Penstock Loop Snowshoe
Open
Pocaterra
Open
Pocaterra Training Grid
Open
Rolly Road
Open
Rolly Road Training Grid
Open
Sawmill Loop Snowshoe
Open
Sinclair
Open
Snowdrift Snowshoe
Open
Spruce Road
Open
Tyrwhitt
Open
Upper Lake Connector
Note
  • Connects Elk Pass Day Use to Upper Lake Day Use providing an alternative access to Elk Pass when the parking area is busy
Open
Wheeler
Open
Whiskey Jack
Open
William Watson Lodge Access
Open
Wintour Snowshoe
Open
Woolley
Open