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Upper Kananaskis Falls - Hiking

Canadian Rockies, Alberta, Canada

By lydia.crawford

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What are the activities at Upper Kananaskis Falls ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Upper Kananaskis Falls?

The Upper Kananaskis Falls are a beautiful sight to behold. The falls are located in the Upper Kananaskis Valley in Alberta, Canada. The falls are fed by the Kananaskis River, which originates from the glaciers of Mount Lorette and Mount Sarbach. The falls are a popular destination for hikers and nature lovers.

The Upper Kananaskis Falls are a series of waterfalls that drop over a cliff face that is over 100 meters high. The falls are best viewed from the top of the cliff, where you can see the river cascade over the rocks below. The falls are surrounded by lush forest, and there is a small pond at the base of the falls that is perfect for swimming on a hot day.

The Upper Kananaskis Falls are a must-see for anyone visiting Alberta. The falls are easily accessible from the Trans-Canada Highway, and there is ample parking available. There are also several hiking trails that lead to the falls, so you can enjoy a hike through the forest while you're there.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-115.1883606
50.6261852

What are the coordinates and address of Upper Kananaskis Falls?

Upper Kananaskis Falls
Upper Kananaskis Falls, Alberta T0L 2C0, Canada

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Starting Point

The Upper Kananaskis Falls are located in the Kananaskis Valley, Alberta. The easiest way to get there is to drive south from Calgary on the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) for about 60 km until you reach the Kananaskis Village turnoff. Take the turnoff and drive west for about 8 km until you reach the Upper Kananaskis Falls parking lot.

Why visit Upper Kananaskis Falls

The Upper Kananaskis Falls are a must-see for anyone visiting Alberta. The falls are located in the Kananaskis Valley, in the Canadian Rockies, and are easily accessible from the Trans-Canada Highway. The falls are a beautiful sight, with a wide, powerful waterfall that plunges over a cliff into a deep pool below. There is a viewing platform at the falls that provides a great view of the waterfall and the surrounding valley. The Upper Kananaskis Falls are a popular spot for hikers, and there are several trails that lead to and from the falls. The trails are well-maintained and provide great views of the surrounding mountains and forests.

Is Upper Kananaskis Falls in Alberta a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on what each family is looking for in a destination. Upper Kananaskis Falls is a beautiful place with plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, so it could be a good fit for some families. However, other families might prefer a destination with more amenities and activities specifically geared towards children.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Upper Kananaskis Falls in Alberta are hiking, fishing, and camping.

Hiking, fishing, camping. Upper Kananaskis Falls is a beautiful spot to enjoy nature and all it has to offer. There are plenty of hiking trails in the area, as well as great fishing spots and campsites.

Where to eat?

1. Kananaskis Country Golf Course Clubhouse - The clubhouse at the golf course offers a variety of food options, including a full-service restaurant, a pub, and a patio.

2. Nakiska Ski Resort - Nakiska Ski Resort has a variety of restaurants on-site, including a cafeteria, a pub, and a fine dining restaurant.

3. Mount Kidd RV Park - Mount Kidd RV Park has a small cafe that serves breakfast and lunch.

4. Upper Kananaskis Lake - There are several picnic areas around Upper Kananaskis Lake that offer great views and good food options.

5. Lower Kananaskis Lake - There are several picnic areas around Lower Kananaskis Lake that offer great views and good food options.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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