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Elbow Falls Provincial Recreation Area

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Hwy 66 | 18 km's west of Highway 22 / Highway 66 intersection, Bragg Creek, Alberta T0L 0K0, Canada
+1 403-678-0760
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Breath of fresh air and crystal water

Ahhh rushing pure clear water ... visit earlier in the day or on weekdays ... take a short walk or... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Hiking and sightseeing

Great day hiking, picnicking, enjoying sun, exercise and the day. Very busy here today and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Keith L
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Calgary, Canada
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“elbow falls” (41 reviews)
“the river” (22 reviews)
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LOCATION
Hwy 66 | 18 km's west of Highway 22 / Highway 66 intersection, Bragg Creek, Alberta T0L 0K0, Canada
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+1 403-678-0760
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"elbow falls"
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"the river"
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"day trip"
in 11 reviews
"parking lot"
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"beautiful spot"
in 7 reviews
"summer months"
in 4 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 8 reviews
"nice place to go"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful drive"
in 3 reviews
"pack a picnic"
in 4 reviews
"smooth rocks"
in 2 reviews
"throwing rocks"
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"wheel chair"
in 2 reviews
"nice family"
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"popular destination"
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"beautiful water"
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"be mindful"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great day hiking, picnicking, enjoying sun, exercise and the day. Very busy here today and parking was a challenge.

Thank Keith L
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Its a lovely little place to visit and relax for a bit. As it is a waterfall you do need to be careful if you decide to go over the barrier ( I advise not to ) as it can be very dangerous. Other then...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Went to Elbow always spectacular. It it a must see if you are near Bragg Creek. It is so peaceful there I could stay forever

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Reviewed November 14, 2017

Of course, it is a major waterfall, so supervision and attention is extremely important for all youngsters. Even adults need to be mindful of the hazards when you leave the secure marked path - an unfortunate death occurred here a few months ago. But if...More

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Reviewed September 24, 2017

Wonderful riding country with astonishing trails of varying difficulties, worth packing and camping to cover more ground though the equine camp facilities are brilliant

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Reviewed September 9, 2017

Elbow Falls is about 25 K southwest of Bragg Creek, so it's a little further out of the way than most people may think. A few years ago, there was a major flood in the area, the picnic area was washed out, and according to...More

Thank ThomasCody
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Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

This place Good for a lots of things walking around have a Good picknik waching the beautiful water falls enjoy the nice fresh air little hiking

Thank John R
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Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

Sadly not what it once was, same as many riverside areas affected by the flood. Worth a stop if you are visiting the area, biking or hiking. Still way too many idiots crossing the barriers, risking their lives to get a picture.....

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Reviewed August 10, 2017

We loved this area so much from the backside on quad which is not an option now. We just had my husband's ash ceremony there - it was the best as we did it early on a Monday am - weekends are crazy busy.

Thank Crystal C
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Lauren R
June 9, 2016|
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Response from seetheworld2014 | 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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