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
Where: 5 km east of Bragg Creek on Hwy 22 When: Last weekend in July – 27 to 29 Events: Fri. 7 PM, Sat. 1 PM & 7 PM, Sun. 7 PM There is always something going on Cost: Free Parking: Free onsite Food: Festival food available, no alcohol onsite.
The grounds are filled with tipis, tents and mobile homes to accommodate the thousands of visitors. The air is thick with the smoke of fires set to prepare meals and take away the chill of the night. Concession stands are arranged throughout, offering candy floss, burgers and typical fast food/junk food. Jewelry and t-shirts are offered for sale. Kids roam the field, flicking frisbees, firing popguns, running and laughing. All this looks like any country fair anywhere. Then you enter another world, another time in the huge wooden canopy built like an open sided tipi. Stands of bleacher seats ring the central performance pad. The dancers cue at the entrance. Drummers pound a rhythmic mesmerizing beat and sing a shrill song, a tremulous sustained scream.
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