|Getting There |||43 km southeast of Canmore along Hwy. 40|
Profile Last Updated: January 17, 2009
Peter Lougheed Provincial Park provides the visitor with spectacular options to enjoy the great outdoors. The park is part of Kanaskis Country, 4,250 sq. km (1600 sq. mi.) of protected Canadian Rocky Mountain wilderness bordering on Banff National Park. Highwood Pass is the highest drivable mountain pass in Canada. The landscapes offer tremendous views and visitors can hike or cross-country ski on some of North America's finest trails.
Camping, Backpacking and Fishing
This is a camper’s paradise. The Peter Lougheed Provincial Park lets backpackers discover some of the finest wilderness hiking available. Campers will experience the Canadian Rockies first hand. There is plenty of fishing, hundreds of kilometres of hiking, and mountain biking trails. You’ll be surrounded by towering mountains, evergreen covered valleys, and pristine lakes and streams. With more than a dozen campgrounds in this park alone, you can pick the scenery you want to surround yourself in even before you arrive.
The park and surrounding area provide endless outdoor activities to enjoy. Cycling, boating, golfing, horseback riding, fishing and skiing and just some of them. Wildlife and wildflowers abound, including trumpeter swans, grizzly bears, elk, deer, moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goats.