Big Hill Springs

Big Hill Springs near Cochrane, AB

This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars
2 kms
1 hour
Spring, Winter, Fall, Summer
Cochrane, AB
User sdecarie
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.

Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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By Scotty787Posted By: Scotty787  - Wed Jan 27 05:32:59 UTC 2016 Not Rated Upside Very 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)
Downside can be crowded Comment I 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.
By danie_canuckPosted By: danie_canuck  - Tue Sep 18 01:11:07 UTC 2012 Not Rated Upside The trees and terrain is absolutely beautiful, the drive out there is just as great Downside Washrooms were a little scary, and wish they had more details on the this hatchery and creamery. Generally would like more daytime activities there Comment On 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
By Charmd_onePosted By: Charmd_one  - Sat Sep 08 01:34:56 UTC 2012 Not Rated Upside Very nice calming waterfalls sounds. Downside Wet/muddy sections and bears Comment Finally 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>

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