Point Backcountry Campground is located on the west shore of Upper Kananaskis Lake. It is approximately a 4.5 km paddle from the Upper Lake Day Use boat launch. Caution is advised as winds can blow in and kick up large waves on Upper Kananaskis Lake.
Trips for people with limited mobility (assisted by a caregiver) or people with young children in chariots
For those with young children, both Point and Jewell Bay campgrounds can be accessed by short hikes (3-4 km) on trails that are wide enough for chariots. Both routes have minimal elevation gain. Note that there are sections on the trails to Point and Jewell Bay where you would need to pick up the chariot which would likely require 2 adults.
Quaite Valley Backcountry Campground is usually a good hike for someone with limited mobility. The trail is typically smooth, with limited elevation gain. However, the 2013 flood damaged sections of the trail and repairs are upcoming.
Two-night backcountry trips with minimal elevation gain
Elbow Lake Backcountry Campground to Tombstone Backcountry Campground is another great option. It’s a 1.3 km hike to Elbow Lake on the first night, and then another 6 km to Tombstone on the second night. Bikes are permitted on this trail so you could ride to Tombstone. Note that the trail has some difficult sections due to large stones and washouts.
From Turbine Canyon, hike towards Maude Lake, then over the North Kananaskis Pass, and alongside Leroy Creek. The unmaintained route heads around the west ridge of Mount Beatty and climbs up through heavily forested terrain past BC Parks’ Beatty Lake Campground. Four km later, it arrives at Three Isle Lake Backcountry Campground. The trail can be difficult to follow. If you are not confident with your party’s navigation skills, you may want to choose the easier option below.