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Elbow Falls Provincial Recreation Area

#2 of 19 things to do in Bragg Creek Features Animals
Hwy 66 | 18 km's west of Highway 22 / Highway 66 intersection, Bragg Creek, Alberta T0L 0K0, Canada
+1 403-966-6593
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Nice spot for a short trip

This is a place that attracts tons of people. There's a good path from parking lot to the falls... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
CamperFamilyCA
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Calgary, Canada
Touristy, too many people

Would have been lovely if we didn't have to worry so much about keeping other visitors out of our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stacy M
via mobile
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Hwy 66 | 18 km's west of Highway 22 / Highway 66 intersection, Bragg Creek, Alberta T0L 0K0, Canada
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+1 403-966-6593
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a place that attracts tons of people. There's a good path from parking lot to the falls, but it's a bit crowded (even on the cold day we visited), so we walked to the falls along the exposed riverbed. The riverbed was pretty...More

Thank CamperFamilyCA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would have been lovely if we didn't have to worry so much about keeping other visitors out of our camera shots.

Thank Stacy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice drive out in nature, plenty of good views of the mountains, trees, rivers. Stop to enjoy the dire net look out areas. Plenty of places to park. Many options for hikes.

Thank JER154984
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to fish at the falls when I was a kid, some 60 plus years ago. We went July 7 a nice hot day. watched a local kayak club go over the falls , that was cool, the flood has changed the area too...More

Thank Shortcut751
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This area is a must see. It has changed significantly after the 2013 flooding....but it's still beautiful. There are paved paths and walking trails. During the summer months the viewing trails are wheel chair accessible with assistance. There are outhouses that were clean and maintained....More

Thank CodeP1nk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easily accessible with a short walk to great views of this pretty natural area with beautiful water falls and river canyon views.

Thank John M
Reviewed 10 June 2017

First, I want to point out that I wouldn't consider this a hike. It is a short jaunt from the parking lot to see the falls. There are trails nearby in the trees, but as others have said much was obliterated during the flood. However...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

The flood of 2013 did a lot of damage to the Elbow river leaving it less Scenic than it used to be. It is still a nice place to go visit.

Thank Warren P
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Beautiful stop, easy to access to see these gorgeous falls. No entry fee and ports toilets. No picnic tables since all destroyed with a flood in 2013. We. Got to see deer on road on our way there so drive carefully.

Thank treetrippers
Reviewed 11 May 2017

As I recall, the falls were quite a bit more spectacular prior to the flood. I did enjoy a lovely ramble along the river bank with my doggie in tow. The windflowers are beautiful in the summertime and it is still worth the drive to...More

Thank teenakwin
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Lauren R
9 June 2016|
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Response from seetheworld2014 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes there are public, dry toilets on site. The parking lot is flat and the first part of the pathway is very accessible for wheel chairs and walkers. There is a viewing area close by to see the falls comfortably. The... More
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