Route chosen for second exit for West Bragg Creek and Wintergreen

The County of Rocky View hired Tetra Tech engineers to study several different routes for a West Bragg Creek Emergency Access.

The Policy and Priorities Committee recommend to Council that Route #2 be identified as the preferred emergency access route for West Bragg Creek, and direct

Administration to continue working with Alberta Transportation and Tsuut’ina Nation on the project including finalizing the planning study and developing a funding strategy.

This route would continue north of the existing Wintergreen Road, cross Tsuut’ina Nation land, and ultimately tie-in to the existing Range Road 45 and Township Road 242 north of Tsuut’ina Nation.

Read More About a Second Access Road

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

The 2017 Scarecrow Festival is on. This is the fifth annual festival. During the month of October colourful, odd and interesting characters pop-up all over the hamlet and surrounding area. See photos. You be the judge. You can deposit your ballot for your favourites at My Favourite Store in the Bragg Creek Shopping Centre. There are seven categories:

  • Cutest scarecrow
  • Scariest scarecrow
  • Best “human shaped” scarecrow
  • Best animal scarecrow
  • Best “multiple character display”. For example: 4 cowboy scarecrows playing poker New categories for 2014:
  • Best Celebrity Lookalike
  • Overall fan favourite

Final day for judging is the first Sunday in November

Where can we find out more?


Scarecrow Photo Galleries

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

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