Big Hill Springs is located between parkland and foothills natural regions; the main attraction is a series of small waterfalls that flow year-round over rocky terraces covered with a lush growth of shrubs and grasses; the park is also the site of an historic fish hatchery and Alberta's first commercial creamery.
The Tufa deposits make some rather interesting formations. It's an easy walk.
The access road to Big Hill Springs Park is located 25 km west of Airdrie on Highway 567. Alternatively, from Calgary, take highway 766 north, and turn west on Highway 567. Watch for the sign pointing to Big Hill Springs Provincial Park. From there its 2 km south to the trail head.
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Posted By: Scotty787
- Wed Jan 27 05:32:59 UTC 2016
UpsideVery easy year round nice stream close to Airdrie, Calgary, and Cochrane well maintained great location for wedding photos, family photos, and engagement photos. (Also always see this happening haha) Downsidecan be crowded CommentI have always enjoyed going here with a coffee and going for a nice slow walk and get caught up in my thoughts all year round. Going late at night with a full moon can create a very relaxing atmosphere with the stream/mini waterfall.
Posted By: danie_canuck
- Tue Sep 18 01:11:07 UTC 2012
UpsideThe trees and terrain is absolutely beautiful, the drive out there is just as great DownsideWashrooms were a little scary, and wish they had more details on the this hatchery and creamery. Generally would like more daytime activities there CommentOn a adventure with some friends from out of town we accidently came upon this place. It was nice and easy, but fun and enjoyable. LOTS of wilflife
Posted By: Charmd_one
- Sat Sep 08 01:34:56 UTC 2012
UpsideVery nice calming waterfalls sounds. DownsideWet/muddy sections and bears CommentFinally went to check this place out today as I needed something short and easy for my injured knee. Got around the muddy sections by going up and around. About half a kilometer in, I seen two black bears coming down the side of the hill while one must've been at the bottom. <BR>Needless to say I didn't bother taking pic as we (including my dog) booted back to the trail head as fast as we could.<BR><BR>I might try this trail again when its not peak bear season.<BR>