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Afternoon stroll to 360 degrees view of the mountains

This is fantastic introduction to walking in the area, a 5km circular hike passing through pine... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah B
Guildford, United Kingdom
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A great summer hike

This is a fairly easy hike the trails are well marked and you are asked to stay on the trails as... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Calgary, Canada
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 866-427-3582
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is fantastic introduction to walking in the area, a 5km circular hike passing through pine forest on the way to a beautiful mountain meadow filled with alpine flowers and waterfalls. So much variation in such a short time, no more than 2 hours if...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is a fairly easy hike the trails are well marked and you are asked to stay on the trails as its a sensitive area for plants and wildlife, there is tree shade at the beginning of the trails and none at the top, amazing...More

Thank davebloggs007
Reviewed 30 September 2017

I completed the Ptarmigan cirque 3 times this year, each time with my 6 year old and other times with other individuals who I had to share the experience with. This is an "other worldly" place to bring city dwelling friends who may not be...More

Thank BizTrippingDad
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely place although the hike up was more challenging than I had expected. The trail itself is not hard it's just that there is a steady incline up for about 1 km so needless to say we were definitely happy to reach...More

Thank traveltime1228
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This was amazing! We only had time for a quick hike but wanted some beautiful views and this hike met that above and beyond our hopes! I wouldn't recommend the hike for young children or those with heart/breathing issues because it is a bit of...More

Thank jillybean238
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This hike was truly amazing. 5km return, approximately 230m elevation gain. It does not take long before you have some amazing views from the trail. We brought our 4 year old with us, and he hike all the way up, and all the way down....More

Thank adventuremom28
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is a beautiful hike into the Cirque (bowl) of a mountain. The first part is a little steeper but persevere because it does level out as you walk in the bowl area. The hike loops around inside the bowl so you do spend a...More

1  Thank Peter R
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We were driving through Kananaskis country and didn't have time for a long hike. After seeing previous tripadvisor reviews and talking to the people at the information centre we chose this one, recommended by all. You park on the opposite side of the road, follow...More

Thank Tanya T
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We have visited this area several times, and we love the mountain vistas. After the 210 m / 700 ft m elevation gain and about 2 km's of walking, you enter gorgeous meadow area. The abundant wildflower displays change over the course of the summer,...More

Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Ptarmigan Cirque was an excellent, very first hike in the mountains when we first started hiking several years ago. Not too difficult for a novice hiker with lovely scenery. One foot in front of the other, it doesn't take too long to reach the top...More

1  Thank seetheworld2014
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