Awesome Alberta: Elbow Falls is a truly refreshing sight (PHOTOS)

Aug 29 2019, 5:10 pm

Don’t underestimate the Elbow Falls just because they’re not as big as the Niagara Falls.

If you’ve only got around a half-day to spare while exploring Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, make sure you visit this small natural wonder.

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Few people come to visit so it’s a good place for anyone who might want a quiet place to relax and simply enjoy the scenery.

Although a flood in 2013 devastated many homes and changed the way the riverbank now looks, it’s still a stunning sight to behold.

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. Parks Canada visitor guidelines are available¬†here.¬†Always remember to leave no trace, pack out what you pack in, stick to designated trails, and refrain from feeding wildlife ‚ÄĒ and please note that irresponsibly-taken selfies (even if they look great for the ‚Äėgram)¬†can be fatal.¬†

 

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Where is it?

It’s about 20 mins from Bragg Creek and just southwest of Calgary, which means you can visit two places in one go.

 

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How do you get there?

It’ll take around an hour for you to drive to see these beautiful falls from Calgary.

All you have to do is take the Trans-Canada Highway to AB-66 in Rocky View County before turning right onto AB-66 W.

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Calgary to Elbow Falls (Google maps)

What’s there?

The hike is beginner-friendly and gives you some spectacular views as you make your way to the falls. There are also some nice spots to set up a small picnic with your friends and family on the ground (no picnic facilities due to the floods).

 

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It’s also nice to take off your shoes and dip your feet in.

 

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Elbow Falls is small but definitely mighty.

 

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