4.5 based on 57 reviews
Just an hour drive from the city. The water is clear and cool. Lots of good picnic spots near or a short distance from the water. Bring your kayak or paddleboard!
4 based on 150 reviews
Of course, it is a major waterfall, so supervision and attention is extremely important for all youngsters. Even adults need to be mindful of the hazards when you leave the secure marked path - an unfortunate death occurred here a few months ago. But if you play it safe, you and your family can witness a bit of nature's power, and explore the woods and riverbank. Even the developed viewing area is NOT sanded or cleared in the winter, so caution is needed even here.
4.5 based on 66 reviews
I booked the Kananaskis Longrider pack trip and could not have been happier. It was well organized, had the best wranglers and guides and went to some of the most beautiful locations ever. Robert, The owners son, works his behind off to make sure everyone is well taken care of, Robin and Silvia as wranglers also go above and beyond the call of duty. They are never too busy or tired to answer a question about the care of your horse or about the scenery and the names of the beautiful peaks. The food prepared on the trail was great and varied. I ate things I have never had before and loved it.. Horses are in great shape and totally accustomed to the challenging trails. Tack is very good. The fact that you are responsible for the care and maintenance of your horse makes the trip even more fun and educational.
The ranch where we start from is beautiful and the accommodations are very comfortable.
If you want an adventure to remember I suggest you book a camping pack trip ASAP!
Thanks to the owners and staff of Moose Mountain for making my 1st time in Canada a fantastic experience. "I'll be back"
4 based on 52 reviews
A recreational park overlooking the Rocky Mountains.
Bragg Creek is a pretty hamlet with lots of boutiques and restaurants, but also with a lovely provincial park just on it's southern edge. If you're looking for excitement, don't stop here. But if you want spend some time next to the Elbow River picnicking, or just want to stroll a bit in woods, this place is ideal. The park straddles Highway 758 and we didn't make it to the east block, which seems to have more extensive walking options.
4.5 based on 12 reviews
My son and I got dirt bikes and have been enjoying McLean Creek this summer and it really is a great place. As our skills and experience have grown we've been able to go further from the main trails and it really is as difficult as you choose to make it for offroad driving so great for all standards of rider with some great views and well maintained trails
5 based on 6 reviews
Was quite easy to find coming from Calgary, I googled directions and didn't need the GPS. Once you get to the road, there is a small parking lot off to the right that says "oversized vehicles" but everyone was parking here regardless. There is a 5km walk on gravel road to the trail head, so be prepared. It is thorough Shell’s sour gas station where they pump H2S gas so some funky smells here and there. H2S is very poisonous, so be careful and stay away from the pipelines. Bike would be great if you have it, but the walk was easy and it was sunny so not a big deal. Once you get to the end of the gravel road, there is a small trail head sign Reading "Nahini Trail" or something along those lines (right side).
It was a steep climb and the higher you get, the narrower the trail. Near the top/cave mouth, there is a bit of a scramble and you have to be careful on slippery rocks and gravel spots. Probably about 1.5 hrs up and 40 minutes down. The gravel road was a large chunk of the hike at approx 1 hrs each way. Total hike time of 4.5 hours or so. We brought a lunch and ate at the cave opening. I had regular running shoes on and managed well.
Bring headlamps, I got some at Canadian Tire for $6 a pop. They were essential. I used the flashlight on my phone as well to navigate the ice and slippery rocks a bit better. If you want to go deeper into the cave, bring proper gear ie. rope, helmets, thicker clothes, etc. There was a group ahead of us that squeezed through some tight spots to get to deeper parts of the cave but we did not have proper gear. It was still really cool and we got some good photos!! Would definitely do this hike again and bring more gear so we can go further next time.
If you love caves, this is definitely worth the visit. 10/10
5 based on 5 reviews
This is Bragg Creek's Grouse Grind - some locals do this routinely to stay in shape, keeping track of their own time to keep track. The trailhead is just opposite the equally popular Elbow Falls Recreation Area. If you're seeing dozens of cars parked along the highway here, most will be heading up this trail, and if you're ever in any doubt, just follow the crowds up the hill. The best access starts at the highway closure gate (Highway 66 closes here Dec 1 to May 14), right at Prairie Creek, and zig zags steeply up the ridge line. The trail is mainly pretty good, but in some of the steeper parts, it has gotten very braided and is bare dirt. The total return walking distance is only 7.6 km's or 4.6 miles, gaining just over 700 m's or 2300 feet. We've seen people of all ages and their dogs complete this hike, but do make sure your doctor approves of this type of challenge for you. Recently, it has become popular with trail runners, who sometimes go up and down multiple times. Even in the winter, the high volume of hikers keep the trail packed down, but if there's snow, ice-grips for the boots are a MUST!
4.5 based on 3 reviews
A true hidden gem, only 7 km's west of Bragg Creek! With dozens and dozens of trail to choose from, you can do leisurely walks with your dog or an extensive hike or mountain bike, or cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. While it is heavily used by locals, it is also a favourite for Calgarians wanting to day's outing 50 kms from the city. When you're done your activity, a few minutes drive away are all the boutiques, restaurants and bars in the hamlet of Bragg Creek itself. It's an all-season area. In the spring during the thaw, the trails can get a bit muddy, but most of the year, it's fine.
3.5 based on 21 reviews
This used to be a great place to visit with safe fishing and canoeing for kids on a man-made lake next to the creek. However, sadly, the floods of May 2013 washed it away and now the is a large expanse of rocks, gravel and fallen trees. Still wofth a visit to see the immense power of nature and what a massive flood can do.
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