Parks & Trails

"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.  Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.  The winds will blow their own freshness into you…while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”  —  John Muir
Kananaskis Country is often mistaken for a single park, similar to Banff National Park, but in actuality it is 4,200+ square kilometres of mixed-use lands. It is comprised of a ‘patchwork quilt’ of parks, protected areas, and public land use zones that accommodate a variety of uses, such as preservation, heritage appreciation, outdoor recreation, tourism, and industry. There are varying degrees of protection and permitted activities within the different categories of landscape, which include six provincial parks, four wildland provincial parks, an ecological reserve, and numerous provincial recreation areas. Please click here for a full listing of the different types of areas.
Provincial Parks
Wildland Provincial Parks Ecological Reserve Trails

Kananaskis boasts some of the most scenic, challenging and enjoyable trails in Canada. There are hundreds of trails throughout the mountains and foothills. Trip planning is important - carry sufficient food, water and clothing and be prepared for animal encounters (don't forget you bear spray!). For information on Alberta Parks - Kananaskis Country trails, trail reports and annual seasonal closures click HERE.