Upper Kananaskis Lake (East Shore)

Sept 2016

Upper Kananaskis Lake (East Shore)

Distance: 8.8 km round trip

Elevation Gain: negligible

The jewel of Kananaskis, Upper Kananaskis Lake offers avenues of exploration to the hinterland of K Country. With accesses to Aster Lake, Northover Ridge, Three Isle Lakes, North and South Kananaskis Passes along with the the Kananaskis Headwaters.

This short trip follows the south shore from Upper Lakes parking lot to the Upper Kananaskis Lakes Dam at the foot of Mt. Indefatigable.

A century ago this ancient lake was home to more islands than you see today in its reservoired state. It’s outflow over the interlake falls to Lower Kananaskis Lake has been harnessed by hydrodams.  But its essence remains, the great waters of Kananaskis.

 

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Driftwood Shelters

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