The Unforgettable, Forget-Me-Not Pond in Kananaskis, Alberta
Nestled deep within Kananskis Country’s 4000 square kilometre expanse of lofty peaks, sparkling streams and boundless forests, lies an unassuming little mountain pond.
Unassuming? Yes. Forgettable? Never.
Backed by an astonishingly picture-perfect panorama of the Rocky mountains, the pristine emerald waters of the Forget-Me-Not Pond dare you to enter it’s icy depths. It’s that pure.
We managed to resist its beguiling call though, and instead spent a lovely afternoon reverently contemplating the absolute majesty of the nature that surrounded us at every turn.
Head west of Calgary on the Trans-Canada Highway 1, until you reach Highway 22. Go south on Highway 22, and then drive west for 29 kilometres on Elbow Falls Trail (Highway 66). Look out for the Little Elbow Recreation Area, and make a left when you reach it.
From our house in south-east Calgary, we took Highway 22x through Priddis, and then onwards to Highway 22 and Elbow Falls Trail.
Be aware that because of snow and dangerous road conditions, Highway 66 is closed from December 1 to May 14.
The Forget-Me-Not Pond is a day use area, with picnic tables, fire pits and outdoor toilets. The Little Elbow Campground which has 137 sites is close-by.