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Location: 65kms south on the #60 Kananaskis Trail highway, 154kms west of Calgary. Peter Lougheed Provincial Park Kananaskis Country Alberta.
Description: Interlake’s campground contains 48 well treed campsites for both RV’s and tents. Half of the sites back onto Lower Kananaskis Lake. Views of the lake and the surrounding valley will keep you mesmerized. Boaters can leave a small boat on shore right in front of their campsite.
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. This is the favorite of all the nearby campgrounds which makes it very difficult to find an open spot. Amenities include nearby paved bike paths, wheel chair accessible sites, water, dry toilets, picnic tables and fire pits. Dry firewood is available here for a fee. Grizzly Bears frequent the cleared power line located next to the campsites.
There are several hiking trails located near here along with a paved bike path system that connects all the campgrounds. You can also ride your bike to nearby Upper and Lower Kananaskis lakes. Both lakes have very nice picnic areas with picnic tables located close to the lakes edge. 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.
Trailheads to Rawson Lake, Elbow Lake, Elbow Lake to Elbow Loop, Hidden Lake, Kananaskis Fire Lookout, Fossil Falls, Astor Lake and Three Isle Lake are located near here. Both the Upper and Lower Kananaskis Lakes offer excellent boat launches for both power boats and small water craft. Canoeing the Upper Kananaskis Lake on a calm summers evening would be an unforgettable experience. There are Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout and Bull Trout in both lakes. You’ll need a fishing license to try out your luck.
William Watson Lodge is located a few kms north of here. The lodge was created to provide equal access to the park for people of all abilities and provides excellent 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.