Location: 64kms south on
the #60 Kananaskis Trail highway, 153kms west of Calgary. Peter Lougheed
Provincial Park Kananaskis Country Alberta.
Lower Kananaskis Lake campground contains 104 well treed campsites for both RV's
and tents. A few sites back onto the Lower Lake and Boulton Creek. 9 sites are
secluded walk-ins for tents only. 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. Amenities include
play ground, paved bike paths, wheel chair accessible sites, water, dry toilets,
picnic tables and fire pits. Dry firewood is available here for a fee.
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
seniors and those with disabilities.
I tip my hat to Jean Lougheed who
thought of creating this Lodge and
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