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Barrier Lake Info Centre

Advice for Kananaskis activities

Only 8km from the main entry point to Kananaskis Country on Hwy-1, this is the best place to run through any plans before you strike out: closures, avalanche risks and bear sightings in particular.

Pick up details too of the hiking and mountain bike trails that begin just south of the centre beside the Barrier Lake Dam.

The centre has a Friends of Kananaskis Country bookstore selling guidebooks and maps.

The Alberta Parks website has a useful array of free downloadable maps.

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Daily Apr–Oct 8am—6pm; rest of year 9am—4pm


Kananaskis Country

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