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Elbow Falls Provincial Recreation Area

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The place to go in bragg creek area

We loved this area so much from the backside on quad which is not an option now. We just had my... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2017
Crystal C
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Bragg Creek, Canada
On Calgary's door step

Less than 40 minutes from Calgary, and open all year (the road is closed after the parking lot... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2017
563simonb
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Calgary, Canada
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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 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
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Less than 40 minutes from Calgary, and open all year (the road is closed after the parking lot) this is a must visit place. It changes all year round, the river levels lower in summer and winter and become a torrent in Spring, with beautiful...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

This place is simply wonderful. But you should go out of the trails cause they are plenty of things to see in the area.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Gwénaël B
Reviewed July 26, 2017

We saw pictures of Elbow Falls before the 2013 flood after visiting it this year. WOW! What a change. You can see how truly powerful raging water is and that we can't harness it all the time.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Glenn W
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

We had being here before the flooding so it's a very different experience this time. Pack a picnic and some chairs and enjoy the beautiful falls and hike. We saw some cliff jumpers also which was a cool experience.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank iamsupermom
Reviewed July 21, 2017

This is a place that attracts tons of people. There's a good path from parking lot to the falls, but it's a bit crowded (even on the cold day we visited), so we walked to the falls along the exposed riverbed. The riverbed was pretty...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank CamperFamilyCA
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

Would have been lovely if we didn't have to worry so much about keeping other visitors out of our camera shots.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Stacy M
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

Nice drive out in nature, plenty of good views of the mountains, trees, rivers. Stop to enjoy the dire net look out areas. Plenty of places to park. Many options for hikes.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank JER154984
Reviewed July 11, 2017

I used to fish at the falls when I was a kid, some 60 plus years ago. We went July 7 a nice hot day. watched a local kayak club go over the falls , that was cool, the flood has changed the area too...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Shortcut751
Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

This area is a must see. It has changed significantly after the 2013 flooding....but it's still beautiful. There are paved paths and walking trails. During the summer months the viewing trails are wheel chair accessible with assistance. There are outhouses that were clean and maintained....More

Date of experience: July 2017
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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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