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Canyon Creek Campground Peter Lougheed Provincial Park Kananaskis Country.

Canyon Creek campground is located in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park Kananaskis country approximately 145km south west of the city of Calgary. There are 52 campsites both open sites on well kept grass and treed sites that offer more privacy in the surrounding forest. The campground offers campsites for both tents and larger RV's, picnic tables, fire pits, dry toilets, water, sani dump, paved bike paths and interpretive hiking trails. Dry firewood is available here for a fee. Canyon Creek Campground fills fast on weekends due to it's close proximity to the City of Calgary. There are several trails located in the area including the scenic Canyon Creek interpretive trail. This short trail runs up and down along Canyon Creek with several wooden bridges, steel gangways and lookouts. There is also an extensive paved bike path system that can be accessed from here. You can ride a bike around this entire area. There is a lot to explore here, the Upper and Lower Kananaskis lakes are located nearby. Both lakes have very nice picnic areas with picnic tables located close to the lakes edge. The 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 at the Upper Lake. Both the Upper and Lower Kananaskis Lakes have excellent boat launches for both power boats and small water craft such as canoes. 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 the lakes. You'll need a fishing license to try out your luck. William Watson Lodge is located within walking distance of the Canyon Creek campground. The lodge was created to provide equal access to this beautiful area for people of all abilities and provides 1st class 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. Elkwood campground, Lower Lake Campground Interlake's campground, Mount Sarrail campground, Lower Lake campground and Point Back Country Campground are all located near here. This is bear country, food and food related items must be stored properly See the official web site link below for fees, opening and closing dates.

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