Canada Vlog: Upper Kananaskis Lake, Canadian Rockies, Alberta Province!


June 29, 2019

This vlog features our first hike in Canada! Upper Kananaskis Lake is in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in a region known as Kananaskis Country. It's situated between the famous Banff and the travel hub of Calgary city, so it's often overlooked. This was our introduction to Kananaskis Country, and we were blown away by the beauty. We went back a couple times throughout the summer and fall, so more vlogs to come!

We had originally planned to hike the trail to Sarrail Ridge and Rawson Lake, which departs from the Upper Kananaskis Lake parking lot. To our dismay, we learned upon arrival that the trail was closed due to bear activity. We decided to walk the trail around Upper Kananaskis Lake instead, and we weren't disappointed! It's 15-km around the entire lake. We did the first third plus the extra 2-km round trip trail to Hidden Lake. You get stunning views of the lake all along the trail. The trail is mostly flat, so it's great for families with young children. You also get a fantastic view of the lake from the parking lot, in case you're not up for a longer walk. We saw a lot of people having a picnic at the tables next to the parking lot. We'd love to go back with our own packed lunch! We also hope to go back in 2020 to hike the Sarrail Ridge / Rawson Lake trail.

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