Upper Kananaskis Lake, Canmore

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Upper Kananaskis Lake is a natural lake that was turned into a reservoir in Kananaskis Country in Alberta, Canada.Upper Kananaskis Lake, along with the Lower Kananaskis Lake, is located in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park.The lake is part of a series of natural and man made lakes in the Kananaskis and Bow Valleys used for hydro electric power, flood control, and water reserves for the Bow River water users such as the city of Calgary.The lake is also used for recreational activities, with hiking paths surrounding the lake (and cross-country skiing trails in the winter).Hiking trails Upper Kananaskis Lake Circuit Rawson Lake Trail Aster Lake Route (also goes to Hidden Lake) Three Isle Lake Trail Maude-Lawson Trail (To Lawson Lake) Mount Indefatigable Trail Elk Pass Trail (To Fox, Frozen, Upper Elk, and Lower Elk Lakes) Northover Ridge Route
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  • This was mainly local attraction, but lately getting lot of attention from outside guests and getting crowded over a weekend.Nice Hike area.  more »
  • I have boated on this lake and I have snowshoed in the vicinity and the area is fun, gorgeous and definitely worth seeing. Spectacular!  more »
  • A lot of people drive here from Calgary, just to stop at the Upper Lake trailhead parking, and take in the views. In the winter, the sun is at your back, so the views to the north have gorgeous light....  more »
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