Wedge Pond in Kananasksis is a great spot to walk, picnic, fish and canoe or kayak! The trail is easy and perfect for all ages.
Kananaskis Country is a gem. The camping is beautiful, there are so many great hiking and biking trails…there is just so much to see and do. And we love that it only takes us 1 1/2 hours to reach from Calgary. Honestly, I think our family should be spending a lot more time here than we currently do! With it’s close proximity to home, we can easily just head out for the day. Day trips are my favourite…you spend a beautiful day in nature, and at night you’re back home in your bed!
A really great day trip destination is Wedge Pond. This gem is located just off of Kananaskis Trail/Hwy AB-40 S. Here you can take an easy 1 km hike around Wedge Pond, then enjoy a picnic lunch at one of the many picnic spots along the edge of the pond. There are fire pits available for use as well, so you really can make a full day of it out there. And if you like to fish, canoe or kayak, the turquoise-tinged and clear water of Wedge Pond is perfect for those activities. I mean seriously, just look at how beautiful this spot is!
We spent the morning taking a quick hike around the pond, then we stayed to play and skip rocks. It was a great time…even our less enthusiastic hiker enjoyed this adventure! Oh, and keep your eyes open for teeny tiny little frogs along the edge of the pond!
Wedge Pond Hike Details:
- A Big Adventure’s Hike Review: A great short hike, and definitely worth it for the view!
- Location: Kananaskis Country. Located just off of Kananaskis Trail/Hwy AB-40 S
- Rating: Easy
- Length: 1 km round trip. The trail is a loop.
- Type: Gravel trail
- Things to Do: Hike, picnic, fish, canoe or kayak
- More Details: Visit the Alberta Parks website
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