Awesome Alberta: Fall in love with Lundbreck Falls (PHOTOS)

Aug 26 2020, 9:31 am

COVID-19 still presents a very real and dangerous threat to public health. While much of Alberta’s outdoors have been reopened to visitors, it is recommended to plan ahead, check local restrictions and current public health measures, and avoid any areas that may be too crowded. 

Do you love waterfalls but can’t make the trip to Ontario to see Niagara Falls?

No worries, because all you have to do is hop into a car and drive up to Lundbreck Falls.

This place is quieter with fewer tourists — and while they may be a bit smaller, the natural beauty here is still quite majestic.

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 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 — and please note that irresponsibly taken selfies (even if they look great for the ‘gram) can be fatal

Where is it?

Lundbreck Falls is located in southwestern Alberta, south of Highway 3, off Range Road, 24B. It’s 25 km northwest of Pincher Creek.


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How do you get there?

It’s a bit of a trek to get there from Calgary: The drive is a little over two hours long (it could be longer, depending on traffic, so remember to bring some snacks).

Drive on Deerfoot Trail south and follow AB-2 S to AB-540 W in Cayley for around 40 minutes before turning right onto AB-540 W. After that, drive along AB-22 to Highway 3A for around an hour until you reach Range Road 24B.

Those heading in from Edmonton will need to make the three-hour trip south to Calgary before following the directions provided above.


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What’s there?

Not only is the scenery picturesque, but you can also take a nice, refreshing swim in the calmer waters a little further down the river! There are also some sites where you can set up camp and catch some fish.

If that’s not your thing, there are a few spots to lay out a blanket for a nice picnic. If all you’re here for is a shot on the ‘gram, you can always make a short hike up the trail to an observation deck to take it all in.

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If you go in the winter, it makes for a very Game of Thrones-esque background.


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