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The Bragg Creek Walk

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Sounds like this might be a peculiar kind of shuffle or hip-hop, but it is a pleasant, hour long, stroll from the Provincial Park into the Hamlet of Bragg Creek.

The Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association selected a two kilometre connector between the hamlet and the provincial park as their first project, naming it the Centennial Pathway in honour of Alberta’s 100th birthday. Completed in October of 2005, the pathway connects the commercial and community centre of Bragg Creek with the natural world that surrounds us.

For a perfect day out, park in the Bragg Creek Provincial Park where you can barbeque your lunch on the firepits provided. Picnic tables, toilets, play areas, ample parking and trash bins are also provided.

Head out for a pleasant hike through the forest and along the river bank for about 1.5 kilometres along the Centennial Trail. The trail begins at the east end of the first parking lot (nearest the park entrance and opposite the toilet). The trail connects to a paved sidewalk across from the original Trading Post. Do yourself a favour - check it out. The sidewalk runs about 1.5 kilometres along White Avenue. Stroll along the sidewalk, past homes, restaurants and shops into the Hamlet of Bragg Creek. Browse the malls and wind up your walk on the Balsam Avenue bridge across the Elbow River. A leisurely stroll will take about 2 hours, return (that's without stopping to shop or dine along the way).

walking tour map

Centennial Pathway Map