Fall is a great time to hike in Kananaskis.  The summer crowds are gone, the trees are changing colour and the views are spectacular!  Here are 3 Fall Walks in Kananaskis to Do With Your Family!

I call these walks because they’re not hikes…these are simple enough, and short enough in length for little ones to do, and that they will enjoy.

All 3 of these walks are located just a short drive south west of Calgary.  In fact you can be there in about 40 minutes time which is amazing! Each of these walks are also just a few minutes apart from each other, so you could technically do all 3 of them within one day if your family is up to it!

3 Fall Walks in Kananaskis to Do With Your Family

Elbow Falls Trail

The Elbow Falls Trail is a short, paved walk that takes you to different viewpoints of Elbow Falls.  Since the flood in 2013, the trail has been under construction, so it’s a bit disjointed, but not hard to do.  There are steps and a bit of a climb, but it’s very easy and the view of the falls are worth it! It’s especially pretty in the fall with the foliage of the trees changing colour!

Location: Parking and trailhead are located along Alberta Highway 66.  Refer to the Alberta Parks Map for location.

Trail Length: 0.4 KM to the falls

Trail Type:  This is an easy interpretive walk to view the falls.

3 Fall Walks in Kananaskis to Do With Your Family: Elbow Falls Trail

The falls are so pretty!

3 Fall Walks in Kananaskis to Do With Your Family: Elbow Falls Trail

Elbow Falls

Beaver Flat Trail

Beaver Flat Trail is a really nice walk to take with your family. It’s flat and very easy for everyone to do. This pretty trail runs alongside a series of active beaver ponds, with interpretive signs along the way.  You will get to see pretty fall trees and loads of birds and likely a few beavers!  There are also a couple of picnic tables so you can stay for lunch.

Location: Parking and trailhead are located along Alberta Highway 66.  Refer to the Alberta Parks Map for location.

Trail Length: 1.4 KM one way, so if you go in and back, this easy walk is 2.8 KM.

Trail Type:  This is a flat, Out-and-Back interpretive walk.  The trail actually takes you from a parking lot along Alberta Highway 66, to the Beaver Flats Campground, then you go back the way you came.

3 Fall Walks in Kananaskis to Do With Your Family: Beaver Flat Trail

We’ve walked this trail a few times now and really enjoy it!

3 Fall Walks in Kananaskis to Do With Your Family: Beaver Flat Trail

A view along the Beaver Flat Trail

Forgetmenot Pond

Forgetmenot Pond is a really nice place to spend the day!  We like to walk around the pond, then have a picnic lunch at the picnic tables.  You can also access the Elbow River from here, and spend time skipping rocks…it’s a great time!  You will also be able to see a few larch trees in their fall colours from here.

Location: Parking and trailhead are located along Alberta Highway 66.  Refer to the Alberta Parks Map for location.

Trail Length: 2 KM loop around Forgetmenot Pond

Trail Type:  This is a flat, looped trail, that takes you around Forgetmenot Pond.  It’s a nice casual trail.

Additional Activities:  You can float on the pond, fish and picnic here.

3 Fall Walks in Kananaskis to Do With Your Family: Forgetmenot Pond

Forgetmenot Pond is a really nice day trip!

3 Fall Walks in Kananaskis to Do With Your Family: Forgetmenot Pond

The walk around Forgetmenot Pond is so pretty!

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