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Elbow Falls Provincial Recreation Area

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Address: Hwy 66 | 18 km's west of Highway 22 / Highway 66 intersection, Bragg Creek, Alberta T0L 0K0, Canada
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+1 403-966-6593

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Beautiful location for a day drive from Calgary

This is a beautiful spot. Just be aware that on a summer day it is a very popular destination. This means you will be sharing the beauty with many others!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a beautiful spot. Just be aware that on a summer day it is a very popular destination. This means you will be sharing the beauty with many others!

Thank herizon
Kenora, Canada
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Hiking, photography, just driving along and looking at the mountains. My dog loves swimming in the Elbow River. Always American Dippers in the rapids.

Thank Kenoradave
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Since the floods of 2013, these Falls have been much reduced in their grandeur. They are still lovely to see, and many people enjoy just strolling along the gravelly and flat banks of the Elbow River here. So it does make for a nice family resting stop - they have 2 sets of pit toilets. But signs indicate that they... More 

Thank BenLar137
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

But do not let that put you off. It really is a beautiful setting. Easy walk, with well defined routes and great view up the valley. Only saw it after the flood of 2013, hence the title, but still worth a visit or even a picnic.

Thank Grant H
Lethbridge, Canada
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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Not too busy, a few walking paths and great view of the falls. Never saw it before the flood but I hear it has changed durastically.

Thank forloveford
Calgary, Canada
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57 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This beautiful falls is fantastic spot for a walk and a picnic . Easy hike just outside of the city , beautiful view and really safe .

Thank Bohemian_me84
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The Saturday on the weekend started off nicely so we decided to drive out to elbow falls. Enroute we noticed a beautiful layer of fog hanging in the Bow River Valley below us. That just enhanced the Rockies beyond that valley which were shimmering in the morning sum against a bright blue sky. The drive through Cochrane and Bragg Creek... More 

Thank OpdCgy
Calgary, Canada
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73 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Elbow Falls used to be the quick getaway for most families from Calgary for such a long time..it had beautiful picnic tables close to the river and families used to enjoy a full day's activities by the river edge and view the falls from the various angle on the walkway....since the flood it has been damaged some, but nature has... More 

Thank Vajeed A
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Went on a hiking trail along the elbow falls in Braggs creek provincial park on a Saturday morning. It's a great place for adventure lovers. With easy hiking altitude, provides great way to enjoy nature. It starts with a good view point of the falls and then starts the trail amongst the pine forest. Goes along the river bank though... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

I don't know what the area looked like pre-2013 but it's nice for a quick stop, and to take a few pictures.

Thank IrishWanderlust96

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