Cat Creek Waterfall


We started the September long weekend with a family hike up Cat Creek on the southern side of Kanananskis.  It’s a short walk through the forest that offers beautiful views down the Foothills and more intimate scenes in the valley.  It was late afternoon and we enjoyed being in no particular rush.  The trail has signs about the area’s history as main trail into Kananaskis last century as well as a short-lived period as a coal mining hotbed.  We arrived at the end of the main trail shortly after 5 o’clock and had the pond below the waterfall to ourselves.

Cold but not bitterly so, the youngest kids all had turns jumping in and taking short swims.  Desiree and I climbed up the cliff beside the waterfall and explored further upstream for a little while.  Above the cliff edges were striped with thick moss and the stream had several small drops.  However the waterfall at the end of the trail was rightfully the star of the show.  It is one of the prettiest that I have seen in Alberta.  That comment may be influenced by the company I was with – most of my very favorite people.  Nonetheless, it was a great location to take a few photos.

The walk back in the evening light was just as beautiful.  We finished with most kids sleeping on the way home.  A great day.


9 responses

  1. Paradise ~ your photography is always top quality, but there is something very special with this place. Well done.

    September 26, 2020 at 11:48 am

  2. Anonymous

    So beautiful!! Thanks for share.

    September 8, 2020 at 1:51 pm

  3. Great view!

    September 8, 2020 at 1:24 pm

  4. Thanks for all your wonderful photos. You have a great sense of appreciation for the beauty that surrounds you, and it shows!

    September 7, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    • Thank you so much. Despite all of the challenges in this world and in life, both are really beautiful. I’m most happy when I remember that and am able to enjoy them.

      September 10, 2020 at 1:41 pm

  5. Aunt Marnis

    These are stunning Chris. Wish I could have been there with all of you.

    September 7, 2020 at 4:34 pm

  6. The photos of the scenery are beautiful, and the photos of the family are heart-warming. I’m glad you were able to have such a great day!

    September 7, 2020 at 4:24 pm

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