Canyon Creek Campground
Location: 56kms south on
the #60 Kananaskis Trail highway, 145kms west of Calgary. Peter Lougheed
Provincial Park Kananaskis Country Alberta.
Canyon Creek campground contains 52 campsites
for both RV's and tents. Several of the larger site are located on open grass.
Tenters and small RV's will appreciate the treed sites that offer more privacy.
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
Amenities include picnic tables, fire pits, dry toilets, water, sani dump, paved
bike paths and interpretive hiking trails. Dry firewood is available here for a
fee. There are several trails located in the area including the scenic Canyon
Creek interpretive trail. This short scenic trail follows Canyon Creek leading
towards several wooden bridges, steel gangways and lookouts. There is also an
extensive paved bike path system that can be accessed from here. During the
winter months these trails are popular with cross country skiers, 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
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.
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
seniors and those with disabilities.
I tip my hat to Jean Lougheed who
thought of creating this Lodge and
who made it happen. Night skies here rank
# 2-3 on the
Bortle Scale. See the official web site
link below for fees, opening and closing
Local campgrounds include
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.