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Elbow Falls Provincial Recreation Area

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Home away from home

I live about 20 minutes away and as a professional photographer I am here a LOT. BEAUTIFUL scenery... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
camerasandcanines
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Bragg Creek, Canada
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Small and pleasant

These are a short distance from Calgary and provide a relief from the busy city. The journey is... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
Bluebellplasnewydd
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Hwy 66 | 18 km's west of Highway 22 / Highway 66 intersection, Bragg Creek, Alberta T0L 0K0, Canada
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

I live about 20 minutes away and as a professional photographer I am here a LOT. BEAUTIFUL scenery and not crowded like some of the bigger parks. No cell reception so make sure you have enough gas, warm clothes etc

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank camerasandcanines
Reviewed September 20, 2018

These are a short distance from Calgary and provide a relief from the busy city. The journey is picturesque and on arrival parking is easy. There are also lots of cows who will also be on the site. The scenery has changed since the 2013...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
Reviewed September 13, 2018

The Falls are great and the viewpoints are easy to access on a 0.4 km trail. Due to the 2015 floods there are no longer any picnic facilities at the falls which is a pity. We also did the walk at Beaver Lodge which is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Les B
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Less than an hour drive from the west side of Calgary. The Elbow Falls are really a must see in the foothills. The drive is gorgeous and at the falls you can do some walking, have a picnic or start a fire and roast hot...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mark T
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

A nice spot to stop and stretch your legs, dip your feet after a hike, take a few photos and/or have a picnic. Bring your camera. Explore along the river. Take a trip up prairie mountain :)

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank deathracerJH
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Took elderly parents for an afternoon excursion. Great location, accessible for those with limited mobility. Clean and beautiful place for a day trip.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank cameronm912
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

worthwhile trip with friends. walk sit stroll have a picnic . ample shade. ample parking , just don't feed wild life and watch for cars parked by road as there may be wild life around . take lots of pictures .have fun.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Gaucalgary
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Visitors to Calgary with only a short time to spend might want to get out and see the "Falls" area in Elbow Falls Provincial Recreation Area. Take a selfie, do a short hike, have a picnic, very easy to navigate. Scenic and beautiful.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

The Elbow River is still a major river, and it all squeezes through a narrow gap in the rocks making Elbow Falls. Since the big floods of 2013, it's not quite as spectacular, but still interesting to experience. There are not a lot of picnic...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank BenLar137
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Ahhh rushing pure clear water ... visit earlier in the day or on weekdays ... take a short walk or have a simple picnic.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Lauren R
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Response from Usia2014 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes there are public, dry toilets on site. The parking lot is flat and the first part of the pathway is very accessible for wheel chairs and walkers. There is a viewing area close by to see the falls comfortably. The... More
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