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Upper Kananaskis Lake

Canmore, Alberta, Canada
+1 800-252-3782
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So serene!

Love it up here! We just went for a day drive, and stopped for lunch at the upper lake. A person... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
CanadianGirl34
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Calgary AB
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Just as pretty a Lake Louise

Well worth the short drive up. The lake has beautiful views right from the picnic spots close to... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Lisa G
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Edmonton, Canada
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Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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"provincial park"
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"come prepared"
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"washroom facilities"
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"day trip"
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"amazing scenery"
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"boat launch"
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"km hike"
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"elevation gain"
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"gravel road"
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"parking lot"
in 5 reviews
"surrounding mountains"
in 2 reviews
"nice hike"
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"cross country skiing"
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"wildlife"
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"hiking"
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Love it up here! We just went for a day drive, and stopped for lunch at the upper lake. A person could just sit there for hours, enjoying the view.

1  Thank CanadianGirl34
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Well worth the short drive up. The lake has beautiful views right from the picnic spots close to the parking lots or from the family friendly beach walks on either side of the dam. There are longer trails around the lake, we didn't do them...More

Thank Lisa G
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

The whole loop around the lake is around 15 km but is fairly flat and even the ups and downs aren't too dramatic. The lake itself is gorgeous and the surrounding mountains were reflected in the clear and still water. Dogs are welcome on leash...More

Thank Janet M
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

This lake was created to generate power, and it's a lovely spot even on an overcast day. It wasn't our favorite lake we saw in our 10-day stay, but worth the drive to get there from Canmore.

Thank Clint M
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

An amazing hike around the lake its about 16kms all the way round and can be done easily in a day , not much elevation gain but take my advise go anticlockwise around the lake on a hot day to avoid the hot sun in...More

1  Thank davebloggs007
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

All of Kananaskis is fantastic and worth the sidetrip. The limestone peaks of Cananaskis country are amazing accents to a beautiful valley.

Thank Daryl-Hunter
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

We enjoyed a 3 km hike around one side of the lake. It's a hike that rewards you with stunning breath taking views. But make sure you USE SUNSCREEN and have a hat with good head and face covering. The sun is brutal hot and...More

1  Thank TravellingFishPants
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

We stopped here on our drive and enjoyed the beautiful view. It was VERY windy the day we stopped. On a calm day, you can get a great picture with the reflection of the mountains in the background.

Thank morrishj
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

Incredible mountain and lake views. We were at Interlake where we walked across the dam and saw both the lower and upper lake. Lots of hiking opportunities around the area!

1  Thank Sandra K
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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

This drive hands down was our favorite of the trip. Take the back way up passed Spray Lakes you will see lots of wildlife. Upper Kananaskis lake was breathtaking. The lower lake wasn't as pretty as the top.

1  Thank Lovelycin
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Floridatravelor1
13 July 2017|
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Response from Glenda B | Reviewed this property |
yes parts are. some of the picnic area from the parking lot could be there are gravel pathways
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ramlahhaider
29 June 2017|
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Response from davebloggs007 | Reviewed this property |
there are many picnic tables and benches mostly near the parking lots, none close to the water
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clintel
6 June 2017|
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Response from davebloggs007 | Reviewed this property |
I would not recommend it as only the top foot of water is warm ish and close to the shore, even after a very hot summer diving into this lake could be fatal as cold water body shock is very likely,
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