There are lots a free maps that you can download, some of which are available at the Peter Lougheed Discovery Centre or the Provincial Offices in Canmore or Cochrane.
Here are a few general Kananaskis Country online maps:
You can also see full list of Kananaskis designated trails HERE
To the right is our map of the areas where you can random camp in K-Country. See more on this map and the random camping rules in our deep dive on the topic here.
Summer Trail Maps
Winter Trail Maps
And if you’re looking to purchase maps to take along with you, GemTrek have an excellent series of Kananaskis Country maps we highly recommend.
GemTrek maps are our favourite maps in part because they show the UTM grid. Here’s our guide to understanding UTMs.
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Books
Gillean Daffern has been writing and publishing bestselling trail guides to Kananaskis Country for over 30 years, ever since the dawn of Kananaskis Country in 1977. She was exploring the area well before then, too, so she knows it intimately and in every season of the year. Gillean is the founder of Rocky Mountain Books and, along with her husband, Tony, was awarded the Banff Mountain Festival’s Summit of Excellence Award in 2006.
- Vol 1. Kananaskis Valley, Smith-Dorrien, Kananaskis Lakes, Elk Lakes
- Vol 2. Jumpingpound, West Bragg, Elbow
- Vol 3. Ghost, Bow Valley, Spray
- Vol 4. Sheep, McLean Creek
- Vol 5. Flat Creek, Highwood, Cataract, Willow Creek, Livingstone
- Volume Maps
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