Looking to explore a little more of what Wild Rose Country has to offer? One picturesque island is the ultimate place for a weekend getaway or, if you’re already in the area, a midweek walk.

Located 2 and a half hours southeast of Calgary, Kinbrook Island has scenic trails and a campground with 199 sites, showers, playgrounds and even laundry – but that’s hardly all!

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Visitors hoping to catch a few rays before summer comes to an end can also lounge on a soft sand beach while looking out onto Lake Newell.

Swim, tan, or paddle this blue lagoon while birds fly above, or wander the interpretive marsh trail and get a better look at the wildlife (which includes double-crested cormorants and white pelicans) that call the wetlands home.

Here, you’re in for a day of activities and are able to catch your breath – plus it’s fairly easy to get to!


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To get to your destination head to Kinbrook Island Provincial Park, 13 km south of Brooks off Highway 873.

If, however, you’re hoping to stay the night be sure to book a site ahead of time as they fill up pretty quickly.

Happy travelling and enjoy!

Kinbrook Island Provincial Park

Where: Newell County No. 4, AB T0J 2M0, Canada