Canmore & Kananaskis Country: Short Walks for Inquiring Minds Guide Book

by Gillean Daffern (Rocky Mountain Books)
Canmore and Kananaskis Country Short Walks for Inquiring Minds  by Gillean Daffern

296pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1894765419

Kananaskis Country is Alberta's most popular playground in the Canadian Rockies. Its diverse topography - foothills, canyons, and high mountains, is reflected in the varied nature of the 67 walks which range from short interpretive walks to more strenuous hikes above timberline to historic strolls within the town of Canmore itself.

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Trails from the "Canmore & Kananaskis Country: Short Walks for Inquiring Minds" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 67.
... Preview: A pleasant walk following XC ski trails through the varied forest near Kananaskis Village. Occasional damp meadows harbour some unusual plants and give wide-ranging views of the village and the Kanan ... From the guidebook "Canmore & Kananaskis Country: Short Walks for Inquiring Minds"
Kananaskis, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: A moderately easy uphill walk to a rocky hilltop with a grand view of the Kananaskis Valley. There is the option afterwards of descending a trail to Barrier Lake picnic sites overlooking the beach. From the guidebook "Canmore & Kananaskis Country: Short Walks for Inquiring Minds"
Kananaskis, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 0.6
... Preview: A short uphill walk through flower meadows and open forest leads to a fishing lake stocked with grayling. Catch and Release is in effect. From the guidebook "Canmore & Kananaskis Country: Short Walks for Inquiring Minds"
Longview, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: An interesting stroll past a string of beaver ponds to picnic tables near the Elbow River. A good chance to observe the work of beavers, including their latest mission to flood the trail. Start at E ... From the guidebook "Canmore & Kananaskis Country: Short Walks for Inquiring Minds"
Bragg Creek, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: A fairly strenuous walk, initially through pine forest and flower-filled meadows below the eastern escarpment of Hailstone Butte and finally over a ridge to a fishing lake stocked with Arctic grayline ... From the guidebook "Canmore & Kananaskis Country: Short Walks for Inquiring Minds"
Longview, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: A ten minute stroll across meadows brings you to a hide where there's a good chance of spotting bighorn sheep on the meadows below or on the walls of the Sheep River gorge. Bring binoculars. Leave th ... From the guidebook "Canmore & Kananaskis Country: Short Walks for Inquiring Minds"
Turner Valley, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 0.2
... Preview: A moderately easy circular walk above the gorge of Bluerock Creek to look at 50 year-old logging sites. From the guidebook "Canmore & Kananaskis Country: Short Walks for Inquiring Minds"
Turner Valley, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: A fairly easy forest walk which loops along a scenic bench top and returns alongside Boulton Creek. Numbered posts refer to the interpretive brochure. In the willows bordering the creek watch for the ... From the guidebook "Canmore & Kananaskis Country: Short Walks for Inquiring Minds"
Kananaskis, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: A flat stroll along the banks of the Bow River between Bow Valley campground and Whitefish day-use area. As you might expect there are numerous connections to campsites along the way. You will arrive ... From the guidebook "Canmore & Kananaskis Country: Short Walks for Inquiring Minds"
Bragg Creek, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Despite the name, this is a moderate uphill walk past interpretive exhibits to a hilltop with spectacular views over both Kananaskis Lakes. From the guidebook "Canmore & Kananaskis Country: Short Walks for Inquiring Minds"
Kananaskis, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: Sandwiched between two flat sections along the banks of the Bow River is a fairly stiff climb which won't suit everybody. The Canmore Nordic Centre was the site of the 15th Winter Olympic Games for n ... From the guidebook "Canmore & Kananaskis Country: Short Walks for Inquiring Minds"
Canmore, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: An extremely popular but strenuous climb - loose rock, steep side slopes - to the most celebrated cave in the area. This trail is entirely unofficial and not a place for the inexperienced. The trail ... From the guidebook "Canmore & Kananaskis Country: Short Walks for Inquiring Minds"
Bragg Creek, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: This interpretive trail guides you past the site of Ford Mines main ramp with its relics of the coal mining era to a picturesque canyon with waterfall. In the beginning the walk has some steep hills ... From the guidebook "Canmore & Kananaskis Country: Short Walks for Inquiring Minds"
Longview, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: A moderately strenuous walk, first up logging roads, then through forest and meadows to a mountain lake in the larches. From the guidebook "Canmore & Kananaskis Country: Short Walks for Inquiring Minds"
Kananaskis, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Mostly a forest walk which includes a rather strenuous climb onto a hill top. You return along valley trails through meadows and pine forest harbouring Calypso Orchids. From the guidebook "Canmore & Kananaskis Country: Short Walks for Inquiring Minds"
Bragg Creek, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: An easy interpretive walk through the forest with one glorious view of Mt. Kidd and its unique geology. Learn about the Eau Claire logging company which had a camp in the vicinity around the 1880's. From the guidebook "Canmore & Kananaskis Country: Short Walks for Inquiring Minds"
Kananaskis, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 0.9
... Preview: A short safe loop on a paved trail with numerous viewpoints of Elbow Falls. From the guidebook "Canmore & Kananaskis Country: Short Walks for Inquiring Minds"
Bragg Creek, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 0.3
... Preview: A short but fairly strenuous uphill walk to a source of the Elbow River - brightly-coloured Elbow Lake. From the guidebook "Canmore & Kananaskis Country: Short Walks for Inquiring Minds"
Kananaskis, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: A moderately strenuous uphill walk up Pack Trail Coulee to a grass pass between the Bull Creek Hills and Holy Cross Mountain. There is the option of ending the trip at scenic Fir Creek Point under ... From the guidebook "Canmore & Kananaskis Country: Short Walks for Inquiring Minds"
Longview, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: An easy loop with one short uphill. This trail has everything - calcareous river flats, forest, ponds, springs, a dry grassy ridge - all exhibiting an astonishing variety of wild flowers and birds. From the guidebook "Canmore & Kananaskis Country: Short Walks for Inquiring Minds"
Canmore, AB - Walking - Trail Length: 1.9

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