Upper Kananaskis Lake

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Upper Kananaskis Lake
4.5

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catloverSotogrande
West Kelowna, Canada82 contributions
Sep 2021
Lovely scenery Well worth visiting. Lots of walking and places to see. Nice coffee shop at the hotel!
Written September 13, 2021
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ZiggyTasha
Airdrie, Canada21 contributions
Aug 2020
If you are lucky enough to obtain a site on the lake side, you will be treated to a magnificent view of the lake and mountains beyond. Because this is the year of Covid, getting a site at all is nearly impossible, as they are first come, first serve. We were forced to walk the loop to search for a site that was coming available, ask the current occupants for permission to put up a tent, then pay for the site even though we wouldn’t be able to move in until they had left – two days in the future. I understand paying to hold a site to ensure you will have a spot for the weekend, but our situation didn’t feel right as the Government is getting paid twice for the site.
Never-the-less, we enjoyed our stay immensely. Interlakes is close to Boulton Campground, which has a store, and a short drive to the Canyon Dumping Station. The sites have no power or water but are mostly staggered, so they are fairly private, and they have fire pits and picnic tables. The outhouses are the old style, and leave a lot to be desired, but the campground managers do a good job of keeping them as clean as possible and ensuring that there is always paper and hand gel.
The lake was used by people with canoes, paddle boats, kayaks, and motorboats. There were also children and dogs playing in the water. The shoreline is not sandy and is made up of large sharp rocks; not really family friendly, but not a deterrent to family gatherings. Therein lies my one complaint: people refused to pick up after their dogs, and the shore was littered with dog poop. We really couldn’t understand why anyone would want to spend any time there.
We were warned of bears in the area and were lucky enough to watch a mother grizzly and her cub wander through the campground eating the buffalo berries found there. We also came across a black bear sitting at the park entrance eating dandelions. What a thrill!
There are 48 sites at $29.00 per night, maximum stay is 16 nights. We stayed 10 nights in August 2020.
Written August 27, 2020
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Joey
1 contribution
Jul 2020 • Solo
Is there am address for this place
I dont see it..can someone help me please
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I would like to go in the morning Friday
Written July 29, 2020
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mapleplanner
Leduc5 contributions
Jun 2020
What a beautiful place to spend your day with family. We always enjoyed being outdoors with scenic attractions --- mountains, fresh air, woods, lake, trees, rocks and some friendly animals, it feels great that Upper Kananaskis offered all of these! Very relaxing and peaceful, you can actually feel being reconnected with nature.

My kids (Ages 5-11) were able to play by the lake and throw rocks. We did some hiking and explore. Picnic tables are available as first come first serve. What I like most is we had privacy and distance with other people, we also put up our tent in case it rains or to take a nap and yes it was very useful!

Toilet room is available too, just bring your own sanitizer, toilet paper, gloves, disposable seat cover, and mask!

Overall experience was great and I highly recommend it for people of all ages! 

Things to do: Hiking, canoeing, kayaking, (Bring your own)
What to wear: Layers/ raincoat/ summer attire (weather changes unpredictably)
Shoes: running shoes slip resistant (lake sides are more on rocks)
Foods/ drinks: Bring your own
Parking space: adequate ~ The earlier the better

* Don't forget your camera *
Written June 24, 2020
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Katie T
Amsterdam, The Netherlands86 contributions
Jun 2019
Quiet trail (after you pass trail to Rawson Creek) around the whole upper lake. Amazing hike through dense forest, past the tree-line and over waterfalls. Great views over the upper lake and lots of wildlife to spot. Weather changes like crazy so make sure you wear layers and take a raincoat.
Written March 13, 2020
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Wayne W
Calgary, Canada65 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
One of the best hikes in Alberta. Walking at 2 mph, it will take about 5 hours as there are many places to take fantastic pictures. Be safe and go in a group...bear country.
Written December 7, 2019
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SherrN
Three Hills, Canada14 contributions
Oct 2019
This small scenic lake is gorgeous with the mountains as a beautiful backdrop. We visited in the off season so it was very quiet and peaceful.
Written October 9, 2019
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GrahamGrape
Canterbury, United Kingdom380 contributions
Sep 2019
We were lucky with the weather we had perfect walking weather around the lake. Our walk was not that long. We traversed the to the Spillway Lake. But there are a lot of walks you can take.
Written September 24, 2019
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BenLar137
Calgary, Canada13,668 contributions
Sep 2019
We've visited the Upper Kananaskis Lakes area a couple of times in the last month. There are many trails leading from the Lake that bring hikers into the magnificent wild areas to the west (some are only for experienced hikers, but some are good for the family too, so check with the advisor at the info centre), but also there are many lovely parking areas, like at the Inter-Lake area, that have lots of benches and some picnic tables to just plop down and relax. This area is open all year, and it changes character so much over the seasons. We were showing off the Kananaskis Valley to a friend from US, and he loved it all!
Written September 14, 2019
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loves2travelandmore
Forest, Virginia427 contributions
Sep 2019
The lake is found near the lower end of the Smith-Dorrien Spray Trail Road. It is peaceful, quiet, and scenic. The mountains were reflecting off the smooth surface of the lake. The upper end of the dirt/gravel road is very rough with a washboard surface and potholes. The lower half is better and accesses route 40.
Written September 10, 2019
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