Location: 65kms south on
the #60 Kananaskis Trail highway, 154kms west of Calgary. Peter Lougheed
Provincial Park Kananaskis Country Alberta.
Interlake's campground contains 48 well treed campsites for both RV's
and tents. Half of the cites back onto Lower Kananaskis Lake. Views of the lake
and the surrounding valley will keep you mesmerized. Boaters can leave a small
boat on shore right in front of their campsite. Peter Lougheed Provincial Park is as nice as the National Parks
and does not require a park pass however during the summer months it fills fast and can be crowded.
There is no official reserve system for Interlake's Campground however I often
see reserved cones located on empty sites. Amenities include nearby paved bike paths, wheel chair accessible sites, water, dry toilets,
picnic tables and fire pits. Dry firewood is available here for a fee.
Grizzly Bears frequent the cleared power line located next to the campsites. There are several hiking trails located near here along with a paved bike path system that connects all the campgrounds. You can also ride your bike
to nearby Upper and Lower Kananaskis lakes. Both lakes have very nice picnic areas with picnic tables located close to the lakes edge. Upper
Kananaskis Lake has a well groomed hiking trail around the entire lake that offers beautiful views of Mount Lyautey, Mount Sarrail, Mount Foch and
Mount Fox. Trailheads to Rawson Lake, Elbow Lake, Elbow Lake to Elbow Loop, Hidden Lake, Kananaskis Fire Lookout, Fossil Falls, Astor Lake and Three
Isle Lake are located near here. Both the Upper and Lower Kananaskis Lakes have excellent boat launches for both power boats and small water craft.
Canoeing the Upper Kananaskis Lake on a calm summers evening would be an unforgettable experience.
There are Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat
Trout and Bull Trout in
both lakes. You'll need a
license to try out your
William Watson Lodge is located a few kms north of here. The lodge was
created to provide equal access to the park for people of all abilities and
provides excellent accommodations for seniors and those with disabilities. I
tip my hat to Jean Lougheed who thought of creating this Lodge and her
husband Peter Lougheed who made it happen. Skies here rank # 2-3 on the
Bortle Scale. See the official web site
link below for fees, opening and closing
Local campgrounds include
Lower Kananaskis Lake,
Mount Kidd. Trailheads to
Upper Kananaskis Lake,
Elbow Lake to Elbow Loop,
Kananaskis Fire Lookout,
are all located near here. This is bear country,
food and food related items must be stored properly.