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Elbow Falls Provincial Recreation Area

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Beautiful Spot

A nice spot to stop and stretch your legs, dip your feet after a hike, take a few photos and/or... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Okotoks, Canada
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Family visit

Took elderly parents for an afternoon excursion. Great location, accessible for those with limited... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Cameron M
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A nice spot to stop and stretch your legs, dip your feet after a hike, take a few photos and/or have a picnic. Bring your camera. Explore along the river. Take a trip up prairie mountain :)

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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Took elderly parents for an afternoon excursion. Great location, accessible for those with limited mobility. Clean and beautiful place for a day trip.

1  Thank Cameron M
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

worthwhile trip with friends. walk sit stroll have a picnic . ample shade. ample parking , just don't feed wild life and watch for cars parked by road as there may be wild life around . take lots of pictures .have fun.

1  Thank Gaucalgary
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Visitors to Calgary with only a short time to spend might want to get out and see the "Falls" area in Elbow Falls Provincial Recreation Area. Take a selfie, do a short hike, have a picnic, very easy to navigate. Scenic and beautiful.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

The Elbow River is still a major river, and it all squeezes through a narrow gap in the rocks making Elbow Falls. Since the big floods of 2013, it's not quite as spectacular, but still interesting to experience. There are not a lot of picnic...More

1  Thank BenLar137
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Ahhh rushing pure clear water ... visit earlier in the day or on weekdays ... take a short walk or have a simple picnic.

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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Great day hiking, picnicking, enjoying sun, exercise and the day. Very busy here today and parking was a challenge.

Thank Keith L
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Its a lovely little place to visit and relax for a bit. As it is a waterfall you do need to be careful if you decide to go over the barrier ( I advise not to ) as it can be very dangerous. Other then...More

Thank Ben D
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Went to Elbow always spectacular. It it a must see if you are near Bragg Creek. It is so peaceful there I could stay forever

Thank mmacdonald0614
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Of course, it is a major waterfall, so supervision and attention is extremely important for all youngsters. Even adults need to be mindful of the hazards when you leave the secure marked path - an unfortunate death occurred here a few months ago. But if...More

1  Thank BenLar137
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Lauren R
9 June 2016|
Response from Usia2014 | 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