Peter Lougheed Provincial Park

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Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
IUCN category II (national park)
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Upper Kananaskis Lake in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
Location of Peter Lougheed Park in Kananaskis Country
Location Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada
Nearest city Calgary, Canmore
Coordinates 50°41′58″N 115°11′16″W / 50.69944°N 115.18778°W / 50.69944; -115.18778Coordinates: 50°41′58″N 115°11′16″W / 50.69944°N 115.18778°W / 50.69944; -115.18778
Area 304 square kilometres (117 sq mi)
Established September 22, 1977
Governing body Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation

Peter Lougheed Provincial Park is a provincial park located in Alberta, Canada. The park is in Kananaskis Country about 90 kilometres (56 mi) west of Calgary, along the Kananaskis Trail.

The park is named after Peter Lougheed who served as premier of Alberta from 1971 to 1985. The park was once known as Kananaskis Provincial Park.

The park was dedicated on September 22, 1977. It is one of the largest provincial parks in Alberta, encompassing 304 square kilometres (117 sq mi) around the Kananaskis Lakes. The park provides amenities for camping and fishing along with trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing. There are currently six vehicular access campgrounds and six backcountry campgrounds in the park.

A variety of wildlife can also be found in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, such as grizzly bears, black bears, elk, deer, moose, bighorn sheep, cougars, lynx, wolves and the occasional mountain goat.

Some of the most popular backpacking trips in Kananaskis are found in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. The Northover Ridge is a three to four-day backpacking trip, as is the North and South Kananaskis Pass.

Activities[edit]

The following activities are available in the park:[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation & Culture. "Activities in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park". Retrieved 2007-07-22. 

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