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Lower Kananaskis Lake Hike

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Level: Easy Time/Dist: 2 to 3 hours / 6K return Elevation Gain: 143m

Trailhead: Park at the Upper Kananaskis Lake parking lot located in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park 156 kms west of Calgary.

Description: The lake is similar to the upper lake, it's also man made and used for hydro electric power and irrigation. The lake can be almost empty in Early June before the run off starts. Several trails, bike paths and picnic sites can be found along it's lakeshore. Beautiful views of Mount Lyautey, Mount Sarrail, Mount Foch and Mount Fox can be seen along the route. Trailheads to Rawson Lake, Hidden Lake, Fossil Falls, Astor Lake and Three Isle Lake are all located near Upper Kananaskis Lake. Both the Upper and Lower Kananaskis Lakes have excellent boat launches for both power boats and small water craft. Canoeing the upper or lower lakes on a calm summers evening would be an unforgettable experience. Both lakes hold Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout and Bull Trout. You'll need a fishing license to try your luck. William Watson Lodge is located a few kms east of here. The lodge was created to provide equal access to this beautiful area for people of all abilities and it provides 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.

Near Here: Local campgrounds include Boulton Creek, Lower Lake, Interlake's, Canyon Creek, Elkwood, Mount Sarrail, and Mount Kidd. Trailheads to Upper Kananaskis Lake, Elbow Lake, Elbow Lake to Elbow Loop, Hidden Lake, Fossil Falls, Kananaskis Fire Lookout, Ptarmigan Cirque, Tombstone Lakes, Mount Lipsett, Robertson Glacier and Rawson Lake are all located near here. You are in bear country.


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