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Day Use

Some Kananaskis day use areas include amenities like picnic tables, firepits or picnic shelters. Others offer only parking for trailheads. No overnight camping is allowed at any day use area. Please select the day use site name in the list below to see what facilties are available there.

Bow Valley Area

ParkDay UseSeason
Canmore Nordic Centre  PPCanmore Nordic Centre Open Year Round
Bow Valley  PPGap Lake Open Year Round
Canmore Nordic Centre  PPGrassi Lakes Open Year Round
Bow Valley  PPGrotto Mountain Open Year Round
Bow Valley  WPPHeart Creek Open Year Round
Bow Valley  PPLac Des Arcs Open Year Round
Bow Valley  PPMiddle LakeApr 27 - Oct 8
Bow Valley  PPOld CampApr 27 - Oct 21
Bow Valley  PPWhitefishApr 27 - Oct 28
Bow Valley  WPPWind ValleyApr 27 - Nov 30
Bow Valley  WPPYamnuska Open Year Round

 

Elbow Valley

ParkDay UseSeason
Elbow River  PRAAllen Bill Open Year Round
Elbow Falls  PRABeaver LodgeMay 15 - Nov 30
Brown-Lowery  PPBrown-Lowery Open Year Round
Cobble Flats  PRACobble FlatsMay 15 - Nov 30
Elbow Falls  PRAElbow Falls Open Year Round
Elbow River Launch  PRAElbow River LaunchMay 1 - Nov 30
Little Elbow  PRAForgetmenot PondMay 15 - Nov 30
Ing's Mine  PRAIngs Mine Open Year Round
McLean Creek  PRAMcLean Pond Open Year Round
McLean Creek  PRAMcLean Staging Area Open Year Round
Elbow Falls  PRAPowderfaceMay 15 - Nov 30
Elbow River  PRAStation Flats Open Year Round
West Bragg Creek  PRAWest Bragg Creek Open Year Round

 

Ghost Area

ParkDay UseSeason
Fallen Timber South  PRAFallen Timber SouthMay 1 - Oct 14
Ghost Reservoir  PRAGhost Reservoir Open Year Round
South Ghost  PRASouth Ghost Open Year Round
Waiparous Valley Viewpoint  PRAWaiparous Valley ViewpointMay 1 - Sep 30

 

Highwood / Cataract Area

ParkDay UseSeason
Cat Creek  PRACat Creek  Closed 
Cataract Creek  PRACataract Creek Open Year Round
Etherington Creek  PRAEtherington Creek Open Year Round
Eyrie Gap  PRAEyrie GapMay 1 - Nov 30
Fitzsimmons Creek  PRAFitzsimmons CreekJun 15 - Nov 30
Highwood Junction  PRAHighwood House Open Year Round
Highwood  PRAHighwood RiverApr 30 - Sep 18
Lantern Creek  PRALantern CreekJun 15 - Nov 30
Lineham  PRALineham CreekJun 15 - Nov 30
Mist Creek  PRAMist CreekJun 15 - Nov 30
Elbow-Sheep  WPPMt. LipsettJun 15 - Nov 30
Picklejar  PRAPicklejar  Closed 
Sentinel  PRASentinel  Closed 
Trout Pond  PRATrout PondsJun 15 - Nov 30

 

Kananaskis Valley Area

ParkDay UseSeason
Bow Valley  PPBarrier Dam Open Year Round
Bow Valley  PPBarrier LakeApr 27 - Oct 8
Evan-Thomas  PRABeaver PondsApr 29 - Oct 12
Bow Valley  PPCanoe Meadows Open Year Round
Evan-Thomas  PRAEvan-ThomasApr 27 - Oct 8
Spray Valley  PPGalatea Open Year Round
Evan-Thomas  PRAKovach PondApr 27 - Sep 23
Bow Valley  PPMt. Lorette Ponds Open Year Round
Spray Valley  PPOpalMay 11 - Nov 1
Evan-Thomas  PRARibbon Creek Open Year Round
Elbow-Sheep  WPPWasootch Open Year Round
Spray Valley  PPWedge Pond Open Year Round
Bow Valley  PPWidow Maker Open Year Round

 

Peter Lougheed PP

ParkDay UseSeason
Peter Lougheed  PPBlack Prince Open Year Round
Peter Lougheed  PPBoulton Bridge Open Year Round
Peter Lougheed  PPBurstall Pass Open Year Round
Peter Lougheed  PPCanyon Open Year Round
Peter Lougheed  PPChester Lake Open Year Round
Peter Lougheed  PPElbow PassJun 15 - Nov 30
Peter Lougheed  PPElk Pass Open Year Round
Peter Lougheed  PPElpocaJun 15 - Sep 3
Peter Lougheed  PPGrizzly CreekMay 11 - Sep 3
Peter Lougheed  PPHighwood MeadowsJun 15 - Nov 30
Peter Lougheed  PPKing CreekMay 11 - Sep 3
Peter Lougheed  PPLittle Highwood PassJun 15 - Nov 30
Peter Lougheed  PPLower Lake Open Year Round
Peter Lougheed  PPNorth Interlakes Open Year Round
Peter Lougheed  PPPanorama Open Year Round
Peter Lougheed  PPPeninsulaMay 1 - Nov 1
Peter Lougheed  PPPocaterra Open Year Round
Peter Lougheed  PPRock GlacierJun 15 - Nov 30
Peter Lougheed  PPSawmill Open Year Round
Peter Lougheed  PPUpper Lake Open Year Round
Peter Lougheed  PPWhite SpruceMay 1 - Nov 1

 

Sheep River Valley Area

ParkDay UseSeason
Sheep River  PPBig HornMay 15 - Nov 30
Fisher Creek  PRAFisher Staging Area Open Year Round
Sheep River  PPGorge CreekMay 15 - Nov 30
Sheep River  PPIndian OilsMay 15 - Nov 30
Sheep River  PPJunction CreekMay 15 - Nov 30
Sheep River  PPMissing LinkMay 15 - Nov 30
Sheep River  PPSandy McNabbMay 1 - Oct 8
Sheep River  PPSheep FallsMay 15 - Nov 30
Bluerock  WPPVolcano Ridge Year Round
Ware Creek  PRAWare CreekMay 15 - Nov 30

 

Sibbald Area

ParkDay UseSeason
Dawson  PRADawsonApr 27 - Nov 18
Lusk Creek  PRALusk Creek Open Year Round
Sibbald Lake  PRASibbald Lake Open Year Round
Sibbald Meadows Pond  PRASibbald Meadows Pond Open Year Round
Sibbald Viewpoint  PRASibbald ViewpointApr 27 - Oct 8

 

Spray Valley Area

ParkDay UseSeason
Spray Valley  PPBuller MountainMay 13 - Nov 1
Spray Valley  PPDriftwood Open Year Round
Spray Valley  PPGoat Creek Open Year Round
Spray Valley  PPMt. Shark Open Year Round
Spray Valley  PPSparrowhawkMay 11 - Sep 3
Spray Valley  PPSpray LakeMay 11 - Sep 3

 

Sundre Area

ParkDay UseSeason
James-Wilson  PRAJames-WilsonMay 1 - Oct 14
Red Deer River  PRARed Deer RiverMay 1 - Oct 8