Kananaskis Country Trail Maps now Available for Download


he 41 trail maps from the back of the five volumes of Kananaskis Country Trail Guides are now available for you to view and download to your computer.

Topo map pic

Printed out actual size, the map scale is 1:50,000. They can be printed on 11″ x 17″ paper, although some of the maps will need to be scaled down to fit. It is not intended that you try to assemble a mosaic of all the maps, though it would be possible if you have a wide-bed printer—but a lot of work as many of the maps overlap and they are not all exactly the same size.

The trail lines on the map were obtained in various ways: A large number of them are from our own GPS track logs and we consider them accurate. Some are from other people’s track logs that we considered accurate enough to use. Many others are drawn on the maps from Gillean’s notes and are approximate lines. If you notice any that are obviously way out, please let us know and if you can give us an accurate track log we will update the map.

Note that the government topo maps that cover Kananaskis Country come in a mix of imperial and metric. Therefore, the contour intervals vary. Some of our maps have both imperial and metric contours when they span two types of government map. Imperial contours are 100 ft intervals and metric 40 m intervals.

To save a map to you computer, right click on it (control click on a Mac) and select save or download depending on your browser.

5 comments… add one
  • Steven Jun 23, 2017, 12:54 pm

    thank you for the maps

  • dyane Jul 10, 2015, 3:45 pm

    Thanks very much for making these available for download. We have all the books and have used them for references for K country.

  • B Jul 4, 2015, 8:55 pm

    Yes, I often navigate using these maps when visiting an area not covered by Gemtreck, (or when I forget my Gemtreck map) but they are really tiny and don’t have grid numbers. These new ones should prove helpful.

  • Tony Daffern Jul 1, 2015, 10:21 am

    Thanks Cole. The problem with maps at the back of the book is that you have to keep flipping back and forth to use them, especially when trying to link trails. They are also a little too small to be really useful. Now, you can either view them on your computer or if you have access to a 11 x 17 printer, print them out. You can also take them to your local print shop and for a modest cost have them printed.

  • Cole W. Jul 1, 2015, 1:09 am

    This is so awesome to have Tony. Thank you and Gillean for providing these. My copies of the K-Country Trail Guides have seen some wear and tear over the years, so having these maps available will be very handy.

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