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Elbow Falls Provincial Recreation Area

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Address: Hwy 66 | 8208 Flint Road S.E, Bragg Creek, Alberta T0L 0K0, Canada
Phone Number: 4039666593
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Lovely scenery

What a beautiful place to visit! There is a nice little walk along the river that you can take and the scenery is breathtaking. Parking is easy and it is well worth the drive.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2014
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

What a beautiful place to visit! There is a nice little walk along the river that you can take and the scenery is breathtaking. Parking is easy and it is well worth the drive.

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

I have been to Elbow falls before and after the 2013 floods. It is a nice place to go a quick ride from town. There is a hike to do (better in summer, tried but not safe in winter). Really beautiful waterfalls. Fun fact: The first scene in Bourne Legacy movie was shot here. Get our of the couch and... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The waterfalls are amazing. The park itself is very destroyed by last year's floods though. Still nice for walking around. Would recommend good shoes though.

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Calgary, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

As a Calgarian I have been out here several times over the years but this year you could tell things have changed a lot. Clearly the flood had something to do with this, the river no long comes to the shore where picnic areas used to be available and it's mostly rocky terrain. The falls are still gorgeous but much... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Went for a walk along the river to see the falls. Couldn't hear ourselves think let alone relax. The roar of quads going up and down the other side of the river was deafening. Then about six guys on quads decided to park on top of the falls and have a smoke. Very scenic. When did the falls become a... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

if you like nature you have to do some hiking in this well prepared area....it is the possibility to see wild animals....

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Did a family trip just for the day..... got to parking lot in morning which is good cause it looks like it would fill up very quickly..... good highway drive from Calgary.... even tho' 2013 Flood has wiped out a lot of the picnic area... there are still some tables there... .ha! even one that we called the 'Adventure Table'...... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

From Bragg creek you are driving into the Rocky Mountain Foothills and East Kananaskis. The scenery is beautiful, there are planty of walking trails and camping sites. At the end of the road you can visit beautiful Elbow Falls. I believe that you can also fish in the ponds and river. The Travel Information Centre can help with these enquiries.... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I am so fortunate to see it before the flood happened. The pathways are almost destroyed. The falls is still there.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This park a bit underwhelming if you are a hiker. If you go here expecting a nice hike you are in the wrong place. However it was still worth the stop. This is a great family picnic area with a wonderful view. The Elbow Falls is mesmerizing. You can easily be trapped to watching the falls for an hour and... More 

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