Mt. Lorette Site Summary
Our main site is the Hay Meadow, Mt. Lorette Site. Below is some basic information on accessing the site. For more details on the site and surrounding area, visit the Kananaskis Observation Sites Page.
Finding the Hay Meadow Site
Turn south from the Trans Canada Highway # 1 onto Highway # 40 and after about 25 km turn right at the sign for Kananaskis Village and the Nakiska Ski Resort. Drive west 1 km. Pass the turn for Kananaskis Village on your left and almost immediately turn right unto a gravel road signposted Stoney Trailhead. You will find a good parking area just a few hundred meters down this road. Leave your vehicle there.
The UTM coordinates Northing: 5645240, Easting 630842, Zone 11U. The GPS coordinates are DMM:50 56.635 N, 115 8.252 W.
There are two ways to the site. You can follow the gravel road to the north and just after it straightens out after swinging west to avoid a wet area, fork right. The road crosses Hay Meadow to two wooden huts (pump houses) beside the Kananaskis River. The viewing area is a short distance south of these huts. For a prettier, slightly shorter route you can turn right just north of the parking area onto the well maintained Hiking/Ski trail and follow it until you reach the site. The walk to the site is about 1km and involves no elevation rise.
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