Highway 1A (Old Banff Highway)
Calgary to Waiparous Valley Viewpoint
96 km one way
The old Banff Highway extends out of Calgary via Crowchild Trail.
Travel along this road through the foothills of the Rocky Mountains to Highway #40 (Forestry Trunk Road) north to Waiporous Valley.
Take your time as you witness stunning mountain views and Beaupre Lake on your left.
Stay at the The Crossing at Ghost River with your group.
Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park
East of Cochrane, towards Calgary, Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park is home to spectacular landscapes and natural resource along the Bow River. There are many trails to bike and walk with stunning views.
Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary
Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary offers a variety of tours to the public. The purpose of our tours is to educate the public on wolfdogs and raise awareness regarding wolf conservation. All proceeds from the tours directly fund the sanctuary and its continued rescue efforts.
The reservoir and dam are named for the Ghost River, which flows into the east end of the reservoir. Ghost Lake is popular recreation spot for summer boating and winter ice fishing.
The Ghost River area, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, is home to a variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, black bears, rocky mountain bighorn sheep, deer (white & mule), coyote, and wolf.