Come be the queen — or king — of the castle at Alberta’s Castle Falls this summer.
If you are looking for an off-the-grid area to get away with your hubby or a group of friends this is the place. The falls are a crisp, clear blue, and ready for you to take them on during a scorching summer day!
If you’re an avid swim hole enthusiast, you’ll love these waters, as they make for the perfect place to cool off, while their somewhat-hidden nature will ensure that the falls aren’t too crowded.
One note to keep in mind, however, is to be wary of the campground’s pump-water. The Alberta government has regulations that require campers not to use campground pumps and taps for washing dishes, drinking water, or cooking.
Just be sure to pack a water bottle (or five) and you’ll be good to go!
For your own safety, please make sure you are prepared before heading out on your next adventure. Information on how to prepare for your trip and stay safe while on your hike is available from Albertaparks.ca and AdventureSmart.
Castle Falls is located south of Calgary and east of Cranbrook, just off the BC-Alberta border. It is a three-hour drive from Calgary.
From Calgary you can hop onto AB-2 south, then make a right onto AB-540 west in Cayley. Follow that to AB-507 south in Lundbreck for an hour and then take AB-774 to Castle Falls road.
Once you make the drive over, you can park at the campground, grab your fishing gear — or bathing suit — and head over to the falls where you can make a spectacular splash. If you aren’t the active type, no worries! The falls are lined with smooth layered rocks that make for perfect lounging material.