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Elbow Falls Provincial Recreation Area

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Hwy 66 | 18 km's west of Highway 22 / Highway 66 intersection, Bragg Creek, Alberta T0L 0K0, Canada
+1 403-678-0760
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Lovely little place

Its a lovely little place to visit and relax for a bit. As it is a waterfall you do need to be... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ben D
Elbow Falls

Went to Elbow always spectacular. It it a must see if you are near Bragg Creek. It is so peaceful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mmacdonald0614
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Calgary, Canada
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  • Excellent51%
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  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
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“elbow falls” (40 reviews)
“the river” (22 reviews)
“day trip” (11 reviews)
LOCATION
Hwy 66 | 18 km's west of Highway 22 / Highway 66 intersection, Bragg Creek, Alberta T0L 0K0, Canada
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+1 403-678-0760
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"elbow falls"
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"the river"
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"day trip"
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"parking lot"
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"beautiful spot"
in 7 reviews
"summer months"
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"picnic tables"
in 8 reviews
"nice place to go"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful drive"
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"pack a picnic"
in 4 reviews
"smooth rocks"
in 2 reviews
"throwing rocks"
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"wheel chair"
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"nice family"
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"popular destination"
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"beautiful water"
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"be mindful"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Its a lovely little place to visit and relax for a bit. As it is a waterfall you do need to be careful if you decide to go over the barrier ( I advise not to ) as it can be very dangerous. Other then...More

Thank Ben D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Elbow always spectacular. It it a must see if you are near Bragg Creek. It is so peaceful there I could stay forever

Thank mmacdonald0614
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Of course, it is a major waterfall, so supervision and attention is extremely important for all youngsters. Even adults need to be mindful of the hazards when you leave the secure marked path - an unfortunate death occurred here a few months ago. But if...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Wonderful riding country with astonishing trails of varying difficulties, worth packing and camping to cover more ground though the equine camp facilities are brilliant

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Elbow Falls is about 25 K southwest of Bragg Creek, so it's a little further out of the way than most people may think. A few years ago, there was a major flood in the area, the picnic area was washed out, and according to...More

Thank ThomasCody
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This place Good for a lots of things walking around have a Good picknik waching the beautiful water falls enjoy the nice fresh air little hiking

Thank John R
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Sadly not what it once was, same as many riverside areas affected by the flood. Worth a stop if you are visiting the area, biking or hiking. Still way too many idiots crossing the barriers, risking their lives to get a picture.....

Thank Peter B
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

We loved this area so much from the backside on quad which is not an option now. We just had my husband's ash ceremony there - it was the best as we did it early on a Monday am - weekends are crazy busy.

Thank Crystal C
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Less than 40 minutes from Calgary, and open all year (the road is closed after the parking lot) this is a must visit place. It changes all year round, the river levels lower in summer and winter and become a torrent in Spring, with beautiful...More

Thank Simon B
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This place is simply wonderful. But you should go out of the trails cause they are plenty of things to see in the area.

Thank Gwénaël B
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Lauren R
10 June 2016|
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Response from seetheworld2014 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes there are public, dry toilets on site. The parking lot is flat and the first part of the pathway is very accessible for wheel chairs and walkers. There is a viewing area close by to see the falls comfortably. The... More
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