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Upper Kananaskis Lake

Address: Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #5 of 14 Attractions in Canmore
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Jasper, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is one hike that is a short drive, not too long of a hike, and you get such a awesome view. This is one of my favourites to do in the morning and be back home for lunch. It is not an easy hike if you are not an experienced hiker. be prepared for elevation gain, but if your... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We left Canmore Sunday and stool the drive around the Spray Lakes down to Kananaskis and stopped at the lodge for lunch . We split a club house and had a bowl of soup each , the price was great under $25 The drive was great not much traffic and the view was great .

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We hadn't planned on stopping here, but we had extra time, and were so glad we went! We didn't see any wildlife in the national parks this time, but we saw lots in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park and in Kananaskis country: moose, herds of mountain goats, deer. The lakes were really beautiful, and the mountains were fantastic. Trails nicely paved.... More 

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Hunt Valley, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

LOVED THIS HIKE! We drove here the day after hiking HaLing Peak. We had a lovely picnic then headed out over by the boat launch on the sunny side of trail. The trails are gorgeous well maintained with breathtaking vistas at every turn. Half way we crossed the dam and headed around to the other side. At this point we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The lakes as such are beautiful but hikes give you an entirely new perspective. I took a short hike from upper Kananaskis and reached the dam that gives the view of both upper and lower Kananaskis. The views throughout the trail are awesome!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

So I agree that this place is probably visited more by locals than visitors. It is still a popular spot but is quieter than many of the tourist spots in the more well-known areas of the Rockies. We came here on a day trip when staying with friends in Calgary. Our group ranged from 11 years to 24 years and... More 

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Ponoka, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Lots to do at this location. took in 2 hikes. Mt. Everest 2km hike, and then south lakeside hike to water fall. Beautiful, but the bridges are still washed out on the trail to Rawson trailhead, but still passable.

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Calgary, Canada
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We live in Calgary and visit Upper and Lower Lake quite often. It's gorgeous and very quiet. There are fire pits and picnic tables for day use so it makes for a perfect family day trip. The views are absolutely breathtaking and there is a great likely hood that if you travel the highway close to sunset you will see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A nice hike around the lake. It's very peaceful with a beautiful view. Great for families and some amazing camping near by. Try canoeing as well. On a calm day it's nice to canoe out to the middle of the lake and enjoy the serenity.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We visited here on our first full day in Canada. The drive down route 40 to the Kananaskis Lakes is magnificent. And just before the turnoff to the lakes, we saw a group of Bighorn Sheep walking on the road towards us. A great start to our wildlife spotting. We dropped into Upper Lake carpark and had planned to walk... More 

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