The Bragg Creek – Gateway to Kananaskis website has a Youtube video channel. Find it here: www.youtube.com/braggcreek. The channel started Oct 17, 2007. It has 69 videos that have been viewed 366,194 times as of the beginning of July 2018 when this page was published. Many of the videos are organized into Playlists that include: Tech, Travel, Events, Bragg Creek Days, People of Bragg Creek, Bragg Creek and Wildlife.
There are hundreds of kilometres of trails in the Elbow Valley and West Bragg Creek – it’s a chaotic tangle of lines. You can use this map to choose a trail on your smartphone while driving out to Kananaskis for a day on the trail. If you want to explore and lose yourself in the wild lands of Kananaskis, this may help. This map shows the entire Elbow Valley from the Little Elbow Recreation Area to the hamlet of Bragg Creek. Although it is currently under construction, the map even shows the West Bragg Creek Road Trail, part of the Trans Canada Trail. The new, upgraded parking lot for the West Bragg Creek Day Use Area will be open by the end of July, 2017.
The extraordinary thing about the map is its interactivity. Roll your mouse over, or tap on a trail and you’ll see the name and length of the trail. There’s more than meets the eye.
The Hamlet got hammered in the flood of 2013, but, five years later, we’re back and as good as ever. Lots to see and do here – great food, good times, art and fashions. Gift shops, homes to buy, aboriginal arts and crafts, motorcycle and bicycle sales and services. Health and wellness is yours through Yoga, Pilates, Physiotherapy, Chiropractic care and Health foods. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, go to the General Store, they’ve got lots of cool stuff. The grocery is a wonderful mix of basics and delicacies. Bars, booze and ice cream, we’ve got that too. All a short drive from Calgary. Oh – not to mention 100s of kilometres of trails, facilities and awesome scenery in West Bragg Creek and Kananaskis. More info on www.braggcreek.ca See the video
Located in the Kootenay Valley west of Highway 93, about 100 km west of Bragg Creek and 40 km north of Radium Hot Springs. It is categorized as “Out of Control”, two weeks ago it was estimated to be 300 hectares in size. It was discovered July 27, 2018. Last week it had been brought down to 240 hectares. This week it is up to 576 hectares. Caused by lightning. This will likely continue until fall. Highway 93 was closed on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. As of August 13, it is open, but could close at any time. Check Drive BC for updates. A fire ban is in place. Smoke is visible on Moose Mountain. Ash has fallen in recent days. There was a similar fire during the summer of 2017
Looking for somewhere to take your family or your friends in Kananaskis?
Please have a look at this feature on the great places to recreate around Bragg Creek
The flood of 2013 had a devastating effect on many of the favoured picnic areas and trailheads like Allen Bill Pond and Elbow Falls. But there are many other places to take your family and friends when you visit the Elbow Valley and West Bragg Creek. Day Use Areas