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Elbow Falls Provincial Recreation Area

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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 June 8, 2018
Odyssey180926
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Great day hiking, picnicking, enjoying sun, exercise and the day. Very busy here today and parking... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2018
Keith L
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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 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
Thank Odyssey180926
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Keith L
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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ben D
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mmacdonald0614
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

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank BenLar137
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank ThomasCody
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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Johnradu
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.....

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank PETER B
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Crystal C
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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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