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Bragg Creek – Spirit of Christmas

12 to 4pm in the business corridor
December 2/3 and 9/10
Join us for an old fashioned Christmas celebration
Visit with Santa Claus • Face Painting • Storytime • Activities (see map on pdf)
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides • Fire Pit • Concession Stand

A special thank you to the Local Committee for Calgary and Area REMAX Realtors for their generous corporate donation and to the Bragg Creek & Area Chamber of Commerce, Bragg Creek Seniors Chalet , Admaki Creative, Bragg Creek Community Association and participating businesses for their continuing support.

Where’s The Action?
Santa Claus
Post Office & Community Centre – wagon rides (pickup/drop off)
• Durango Trail Rustic Furniture – candy canes
• Lucid Koffee – coffee and hot chocolate
• Spirits West – hot mulled wine
• Carl’s Jr. – making pipe cleaner reindeer
• Belcourt Pet Spa & Supplies – dog treats
• Snack Mania – treats for the kids
• Bragg Creek Oil & Vinegar – olive oil & balsamic tastings
• Sandstone Pharmacies Bragg Creek – scavenger hunt
• Creekers Bistro – cookie decorating
• Sugar Shake Bakery – movie & popcorn

Visit with reindeer at the Bragg Creek Trading Post
Community Centre –
concession, fire pit & washrooms
• The Bavarian Inn Restaurant – rest stop & hot apple cider
• Bragg Creek Trading Post – making magic reindeer food
• Seniors Chalet – face painting, storytelling, hot cocoa, cookies
• AdMaki Brainbar – button making
• Crabapple Cottage Clothing – peppermint bark
• Harder & Sons Exterior Maintenance Services – hot chocolate & cookies
• The Studio & Gallery – making Christmas crafts

All activities are free of charge & subject to change without notice.

Download the brochure/map


Elbow Valley and West Bragg Creek Trail Locator

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.

See the Interactive Locator Map

Construction Closure – full and partial until Oct. 31

Allen Bill
Forgetmenot & Little Elbow
Elbow Falls
Cobble Flats
West Bragg Creek
See photos of the work in progress



LED Yard Light Video


It’s a big black world out there. I like to know what’s going on out there, so I have a yard light installed on an old power pole. This is the third light – the first was a 300 watt halogen. I didn’t like climbing a ladder to replace the bulb. The second was a LED that had a defective photocell switch. This 150 watt light produces 17,300 Lumens – that’s a lot of light. Watch the review:
See the video

Mother Deer Trailcam

Trail Camera

I have an outdoor camera with an infra red flash (for nighttime – the animals can’t see it) and an activity monitor, or motion sensor (it reacts to heat). It takes still and HD video images of animals when they approach. It’s a lot of fun.

Around the house, most images captured are of the deer that live here. The image above is Mom deer. She has two offspring this year. We also have moose, coyotes, bears and cougars that pass through, but they seem to be camera shy.

From May to October of 2015, I setup the camera in several locations in West Bragg Creek, Kananaskis and caught a variety of animals and birds. I made 6 videos, one for each month.

You can see them on my Youtube channel here


Highway 66 winter gate closed

Road Closed past Elbow Falls

Highway 66, past Elbow Falls, winter gate will close on December 1 and reopen May 14, 2018.


no christmas tree cutting

Christmas Tree Cutting

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. If you want to cut a tree in Kananaskis, check this out, or Junior Forest Wardens


day use areas

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