An easy snowshoe where you can pick your own turnaround point. While you can go as far as the avalanche slopes beyond Dipper Canyon, most snowshoers stop like we did at the bike racks at the 4.6 km mark and sit on a spindly log to nibble goodies. The good trail usually stops here.
A walk or snowshoe loop through the cutblocks east of the Barrier Lake Field Station. The Lusk Creek Valley Loop starts up the Kananaskis Integrated Forest interpretive trail, joins North Baldy Pass trail, heads over to Lusk Creek and returns via the old Lusk Creek trail.
The Smith-Dorrien area with its ample snowpack has some of the best snowshoe trails in Kananaskis Country with something for everyone. Here I am featuring the Chester Sawmill Snowshoe Trails, suggesting four loops varying from the popular 5.1 km Sawmill Loop to a 13.3 km Grand Tour.
Kananaskis Trailfinder has been updated to make it easier to use. It is intended to help you decide what trail to hike or snowshoe and to update trail information where trails have changed. It is driven by a database of 464 trails so far. Added are lists for snowshoeing and winter walking. Give it a try!
Yesterday we headed down to the Sheep River area west of Turner Valley for a change of scenery. There is substantially less snow down there than around Bragg Creek and the Elbow. We parked in the Sandy McNabb skating rink parking area and walked down the trail to the Sheep River opposite Coal Creek. After crossing the well-frozen [...]
A loop for winter walkers and snowshoers from West Bragg parking that takes in parts of Braggin’ Rights, Reconnect and Long Distance trails.
A brief description of Kananaskis Village snowshoe trail. There is the option of continuing on Terrace trail. An update on the grocery and deli at the Village Centre.
Description of a snowshoe trip up Eagle Hill in the Jumpingpound via Seventy Buck valley.
Describes a snowshoe trip into Commonwealth Lake and into the cirque below Commonwealth Peak where you have to be aware of avalanche hazard. The map shows other possible snowshoe trails in the area.
An updated description of North Bragg Trail that suggests an additional loop at the north end and urges the Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association to include the trail in their plans for upgrading the West Bragg trails.
A 9.3 km snowshoe loop over scenic Long Prairie Ridge in the Sandy McNabb area of the Sheep River with a visit to twin viewpoints atop Pine Ridge. There are many options for shorter or longer trips.
Marushka Lake is a short, easy snowshoe trip in the Smith-Dorrien valley. I first tried this trip a couple of years ago and it is one I repeat each year – partly because I run out of trips that are out of avalanche danger and partly because of the wonderful views of Spray Lake.
Want a more interesting alternative to the almost-flat Hogarth Lakes snowshoe loop? Recently we snowshoed the scenic little pass from Hogarth Lakes over to Burstall Lakes in great snow conditions.
An attempt to snowshoe to West Wind Pass from Spray Lake, Kananaskis Country
Description of a hike or snowshoe up Evan Thomas Creek to two areas of frozen waterfalls used by ice climbers.