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Big Hill Springs Provincial Park

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“easy hike”(9 reviews)
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“picnic tables”(12 reviews)
Big Hill Springs is located between Parkland and Foothills natural regions, just north of Cochrane, Alberta; it preserves a large spring and series of small waterfalls that flow year-round over rocky terraces covered with a lush growth of shrubs and...more
Hwy 567, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-678-0760
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely way to spend the day. Can get crowded on weekends. Love to float boats here with kids and great place for family photos.

Thank japopoff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you just want to get away for a few hours for a easy family hike in a great location this is a great spot. It is close to Calgary - Airdrie or Cochrane and is a beautiful spot. We have had family pictures taken...More

Thank gizbot
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is a beautiful park full of tufa rock and small water falls. It has some elevation gain but overall is a gentle hike for all ages. Beautiful native plants to be found as well.

Thank Jaclyn F
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

A very nice trail to do with the family, even with young ones. There are washrooms at the entrance and few picnic tables next to them. The trail is in mix shade and sun, perfect for hot days. You can find few spots along the...More

Thank Sonia N
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

What a huge variety of geological sites to see in a short hike. Tufa rock, waterfalls, brooks, ponds and forests. What wonderful sites around every corner. Absolutely unbelievable. Geologists must love this natural wonder. Wear comfy footwear and bring your camera. It's truly a hidden...More

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 29 July 2018

This is a beautiful park for a day hike. Lots of water falls and interesting rock formations. Very close to Calgary only took us 40 minutes to get here. Go early though as parking is limited and people start parking on the side of the...More

Thank Carol K
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Nice picnic spot for families, The geology is very interesting. The creek makes a great spot for a hot day.

Thank ccmr4
Reviewed 9 July 2018

as a small on the side photographer I love to take my clients out here as the waterfalls provide an amazing back drop! I have shot family photos. engagement photos and just nature photos out here, wear comfortable shoes, bring water so you can get...More

Thank sc00per2
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful hidden jewel so close to Cochrane. Like you're in Kananaskis Country without the peaks. Busy on this day but it didn't feel crowded. The loop took us about an hour to complete with a 3 year old and that was with many...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Awesome place to go with the family if you are looking for a change of scenery. Well treed with a idyllic stream that runs through the park. Great for a short hike.

Thank PaulandDeborah
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Response from Melinda M | Reviewed this property |
Year round and last I was there portable pottys
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Response from Jay M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, leashed.