Highwood River (AB) - Greenford to Ings Creek IV

This is a longer river run, typically done in a creek boat but possible in a playboat. The difficulty of this run varies greatly on water level as at lower water some of the features are toned down. The general picture is of Class III-IV ledges with Class II water in between. The canyon is fairly scenic. More Detail needed.

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The symbols can be clicked on and provide some simple explanations of why they are there. You can also use the symbols to get directions from Google Maps to the put in/takeout. A handy thing!

Run Information


If you are driving from Calgary head S on HWY 22 through Blackdiamond and into Longview. At Longview head W on HWY541 to Kananaskis Country. The takeout is easier to find relative to the put in. It is roughly 14km from the put in to the takeout. The takeout is unmarked and could be somewhat tricky to find, use the map to help you. If you take a long sweeping right hand turn you have gone too far.

Put In

Continuing along HWY541W you will reach a place called Greenford Campsite. This is one put in. If you want a longer run continue W on HWY541 and keep your eyes out for a turnoff with a bridge over the river. Look at the map for detail.


Long ledge filled adventure

Length & Time

16.5km from Greenford Campsite, 20km from the Bridge, Full_Day



Flow Information

The Highwood River flows primarily in the spring but due to it being a larger river it is sometimes navigable in the summer. The Highwood River is fed primarily by snowmelt and rain. Low flow is 15cms, high flow is above 40cms.



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