Highwood Pass, Peter Lougheed Provincial Park

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Highwood Pass is a mountain pass in Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada. It lies west of Mount Rae and Mount Arethusa of the Misty Range, south of the Elbow Pass. It lies within the Peter Lougheed Provincial Park on Alberta Highway 40. The Highwood River originates in the pass.

Kananaskis Trail runs through the pass, and offers access to a multitude of camping grounds and recreational areas.

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  • Know as the highest paved pass in Canada. Easy to access from either the north or south. Lots of beautiful scenery and places to picnic and hike. You will need a park pass if you are planning to stop....  more »
  • I made a couple of trips to the Highwood Pass during the summer of 2020. There are some great trials here as well, such as the Ptarmigan Cirque and Highwood Meadows Trail. Every time I am here, I...  more »
  • a great hike with great views. there's actually 2 hikes you can do.
  • This is the highest paved road in Canada and is only open after June 15th until December 1st (I believe). It makes for a beautiful motorcycle ride with lots of areas to stop and take pictures. If you start from the north side, you can go through the pass and do the cowboy trail for a great day.
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