From Hwy 1 (Trans-Canada Hwy), take Exit 161A “Bragg
Creek Rd / Hwy 22.” Go south on Hwy 22 approximately
17.4 km to the 4-way stop in Bragg Creek. (Do not follow
the “Bragg Creek West” sign.) Turn left at the
4-way stop (continue on Hwy 22) and go 3.4 km to the
“T” intersection of Hwy 22 and Hwy 66. Turn
right (west) onto Hwy 66 and go approximately 16.6 km to
Canyon Creek Road. Turn right (north) onto Canyon Creek
Road and go 0.8 km to the parking area on the right. Walk
north past the locked gate beyond the parking area, and
follow the well-maintained gravel road 3.0 km to the
bridge, then past two gas metering stations. At the crest
of the next hill you will see four concrete barriers and
a row of large stones to the left side of the road (4.66
km north of the gate). The site is to the left.
The Canyon Creek trip (which also features Campsite #1
and the Creek Crossing sites) is great for a leisurely
hike or a bike ride. The round trip distance is 11 km and
the generally flat grade and gravel roadbed make for easy
travel. Approximately 0.4 km to the south of this site is
the place where the sheep were offloaded from trucks and
herded into the valley.
As you walk Canyon Creek Road you will be
surrounded by natural gas extraction equipment, including
pumping, metering, and sour gas burn-off facilities.
Shell Canada operates the gas plant and maintains the
If you visit in early spring you will see
the lovely creek at its finest. As summer approaches, the
creek slows to a trickle and eventually becomes a very
rocky highway of stones.
Use caution. For intermediate and experienced hikers.
Wear hiking boots. Take ample water and protective gear.
Never leave valuables in a car at trailheads. Use
caution; bear activity is common in this area, and in all
mountain locations. See:
Always consult park wardens and take