Peter Lougheed Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Trails

A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.
Trail Length Season Permitted Activities (Legend) Status
1982 Canadian Mount Everest Expedition Interpretive

June 19th: Mostly bare with some snow patches. 

2.1 km Summer Hiking Open
Bill Benson 0.7 km one-way Summer Hiking Open
Black Prince Cirque Interpretive

June 19th: Partially snow covered.

Note: The Blackshale Creek Suspension Bridge is NOT accessed from this trail.

4.2 km Summer Hiking Open
Boulton Creek 2.2 km one-way Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Braille 2.2 km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Burstall Pass

Note: Bikes permitted on first 2.9 km of trail ONLY.

7.4 km one-way Summer Hiking OHVing Open
Burstall Pass (Backcountry) km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Chester Lake

Closed: May 1 - Jun 29 to allow area to dry and prevent damage to trail.

4.6 km one-way Summer Hiking OHVing Closed
Elbow Lake

June 13th: Mainly snow free with some patches near the lake. Elbow Lake Backcountry Campground: Mainly snow free with two tent pads still snow bound. 

1.4 km one-way Summer Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Open
Elk Pass 5.6 km Summer Hiking OHVing Open
Highwood Meadows

Closed: June 15 until further notice to protect fragile alpine environment. 

0.6 km one-way Summer Hiking Closed
Kananaskis Canyon Interpretive

Closed: Stream crossings washed away by penstock/dam construction. Trail is impassable and is closed indefinitely.

0.8 km Summer Hiking Closed
Lookout 1.7 km Summer Hiking OHVing Open
Lower Lake Interpretive

June 14th: Snow-free.

0.5 km one-way Summer Hiking Open
Maude-Lawson

Turbine Canyon Backcountry Campground: Closed Dec 1 - July 4.

Note: This trail has been redirected just west of Forks for access to Turbine Canyon.

7.5 km Summer Hiking Open
Meadow 4.0 km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Peter Lougheed Paved

June 14th: Trail is dry and clear of needles/debris.

12.1 km one-way Summer Hiking OHVing Open
Pocaterra 9.9 km one-way Summer Hiking OHVing Open
Ptarmigan Cirque Interpretive

Closed: June 15 until further notice to protect fragile alpine environment. 

4.5 km Summer Hiking Closed
Rawson Lake

June 12th: Sections of mud on lower sections and packed snow and ice on upper sections of the trail. 

3.9 km one-way Summer Hiking Open
Rock Glacier Interpretive

June 15th: Snow-free.

0.15 km one-way Summer Hiking Open
Rockwall 0.5 km Summer Hiking Open
Rolly Road Training Grid km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Spruce Road 0.8 km Winter Hiking Cross Country Skiing Open
Three Isle Lake

June 19th: Mostly snow free from North Interlakes to the bottom of the headwall. Some snow and ice patches. 

Forks Backcountry Campground: Tent pads are snow free, June 20th.

Three Isle Lake Backcountry Campground: Closed Dec 1st - July 4th.

Note: Bikes only permitted to Invincible Creek, 3.8 km from trailhead

 

 

10.2 km Summer Hiking OHVing Open
Upper Lake

Point Backcountry Campground: Tent pads are dry, June 13th.

Aster Lake Backcountry Campground: Closed Dec 1st - July 4th.

15.7 km Summer Hiking OHVing Open
Whiskey Jack 3.9 km one-way Summer Hiking OHVing Open
William Watson Lodge Access 0.6 km one-way Year-round Hiking OHVing Cross Country Skiing Open
Peninsula 0.4 km Summer Hiking Open
Tailwater Snowshoe 1.9 km Winter Fat Biking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Frozen Toad Loop Snowshoe 8.1 km Winter Fat Biking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Torpor Loop 6.1 km Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
South Sawmill Loop 2.8 km Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
William Watson Lodge Connector 0.7 km Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Boulton Creek Interpretive

Warning: The Bridge at Boulton Bridge day use area is closed for widening.

4.9 km Summer Hiking Warning
Marl Lake Interpretive 1.5 km for loop Summer Hiking Open
Lower Lake 3.5 km one-way Summer Hiking Open
High Rockies (Winter)

Note: Between Nov. 1 and May 1 the trail is closed through the Buller Slide Path due to Highway Avalanche Control.

63.0 km Goat Creek to Peninsula Day Use Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
High Rockies (Summer)

June 13th: Ranging from snow free north of Spray Lakes, and between Sawmill and Boulton Campground, to mainly snow covered with some short bare patches from Buller Pass to Sawmill; still deep snow in the Elk Pass area.

Note: Hiker-cyclist camping allowed at select day use areas only from Jun 1 - Sep 20. See details.

 

63.0 km Goat Creek to Peninsula Day Use; 80.0 km Goat Creek to Elk Pass Summer Dog Sledding Hiking OHVing Open

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