Bow Valley Provincial Park
|Kananaskis Country - Bow Valley Provincial Park|
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Entering the Bow Valley park
Location of Bow Valley Park in Kananaskis Country
|Location||Bighorn No. 8, Alberta Canada|
|Area||32.87 km2 (12.69 sq mi)|
|Established||July 27, 1959|
|Governing body||Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation,
Bow Valley Park Campgrounds
Bow Valley Provincial Park is a provincial park located in Alberta, Canada. Established in 1959 in the arch of Bow River, at the confluence with Kananaskis River, the park is one park of many within the Kananaskis Country park system.
Bow Valley Wildland
A much larger area, the Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park contains the 575 km2 Yamnuska Natural Area that protects the sub-alpine ecosystem present in the Canadian Rockies foothills, between the Kananaskis park system and the Banff National Park, which it borders to the west.
The following activities are available in the park:
- Birdwatching (eagles, hawks, golden eagle)
- Canoeing, kayaking and rafting
- Fishing (trout in Bow River)
- Back country and front country hiking (trail include Bow River, Bow Valley, Flowing Water, Many Springs, Middle Lake, Montane and Moraine)
- Horseback riding
- Mountain biking (on Bow River trail, Bow Valley and Moraine)
- Rock climbing
- Wildlife viewing (elk, deer, bighorn sheep, beaver, muskrat; bears, cougars, and wolves)
- Windsurfing (on Barrier Lake and Lac des Arcs)
- Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation & Culture. "Bow Valley Provincial Park". Retrieved 2007-07-22.