Elbow Falls Provincial Recreation Area, Bragg Creek

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Follow the water's lead to the rushing waterfalls of Elbow Falls Provincial Recreation Area. A small set of waterfalls leads to the main 6 m (20 ft) drop. The height of the exposed walls fluctuates with the water's vastly changing water level. Surrounding the falls is a 1 km (0.62 mi) long hiking trail that starts and finishes at a nearby picnic area. The site suffered significant damage following a powerful flood in 2013 that affected the picnic area and paved walking trails, but the natural beauty shines through. You'll likely see kayakers, canoer, and fishermen here. Our Bragg Creek vacation trip planner makes visiting Elbow Falls Provincial Recreation Area and other Bragg Creek attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Sadly not what it once was, same as many riverside areas affected by the flood. Worth a stop if you are visiting the area, biking or hiking. Still way too many idiots crossing the barriers, risking th...  more »
  • We loved this area so much from the backside on quad which is not an option now. We just had my husband's ash ceremony there - it was the best as we did it early on a Monday am - weekends are crazy bu...  more »
  • Less than 40 minutes from Calgary, and open all year (the road is closed after the parking lot) this is a must visit place. It changes all year round, the river levels lower in summer and winter and b...  more »

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