Picnic tables at Widowmaker day use area


Near Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Picnic table Primitive (unplumbed) washrooms
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Created by Sean on Dec. 29, 2023, 12:33 a.m.


Despite an ominous name, Widowmaker is a popular whitewater kayaking and canoeing location on the Kananaskis River. Just downstream from Barrier Lake, the water level is controlled by the dam at the lake's outlet. Here you can launch you boat for some watersports, or head for a hike along the river if you prepare to stay dry.

Located in the parking lot are a couple of picnic tables so you can grab a bite to eat before hitting the river, and pit toliets.

Map of trails near Widowmaker day use area
Kananaskis River at the Widowmaker day use area.

Location and reservations

Open all year
Admission fee
Not available

Picnic facilities

  • Picnic table Picnic table
  • Primitive (unplumbed) washrooms Primitive (unplumbed) washrooms

Other amenities

  • Scenic view Scenic view
  • Hiking trail Hiking trail
  • Whitewater kayaking / canoeing Whitewater kayaking / canoeing