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Location: 56kms south on the #60 Kananaskis Trail highway, 145kms west of Calgary. Peter Lougheed Provincial Park Kananaskis Country Alberta.
Description: Canyon Creek campground contains 52 campsites for both RV’s and tents. Several of the larger site are located on open grass. Tents and small RV’s will appreciate the treed sites that offer more privacy. Peter Lougheed Provincial Park is as nice as the National Parks and does not require a park pass. However during the summer months it fills fast and can be crowded.
Amenities include picnic tables, fire pits, dry toilets, water, sani dump, paved bike paths and interpretive hiking trails. Dry firewood is available here for a fee. There are several trails located in the area including the scenic Canyon Creek interpretive trail. This short scenic trail follows Canyon Creek leading towards several wooden bridges, steel gangways and lookouts.
There is also an extensive paved bike path system that can be accessed from here. During the winter months these trails are popular with cross country skiers. There is a lot to explore in this area. Upper and Lower Kananaskis lakes are located nearby. Both lakes have very nice picnic areas with picnic tables located close to the lakes edge. The Upper Kananaskis Lake has a well groomed hiking trail around the entire lake that offers beautiful views of Mount Lyautey, Mount Sarrail, Mount Foch and Mount Fox.
William Watson Lodge is located within walking distance of the Canyon Creek campground. The lodge was created to provide equal access to this beautiful area for people of all abilities and provides 1st class accommodations for seniors and those with disabilities. I tip my hat to Jean Lougheed who thought of creating this Lodge and her husband Peter Lougheed who made it happen.