Sheep River Provincial Park is part of the Kananaskis Country park system.
This breathtaking park can be found about an hour’s drive south of Calgary, about 20 kilometres west of Turner Valley along highway 546.
The park is located on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains and included in this magnificent park is the Sheep River Wildlife Sanctuary.
This Wildlife Sanctuary provides a year round home to Alberta’s Bighorn Sheep.
Many Bird enthusiasts enjoy the park where nearly all of Alberta’s birds of prey can be found.
Of course, as with most Provincial Parks in Alberta, it would not be unusual to catch a glimpse of a Bear or a Cougar.
The gates providing vehicle access to this Park are closed from December to Mid-May each year.
In spite of this, there are still many activities to be enjoyed year round. They include, camping at Sandy McNabb and Bluerock Campgrounds, cross country skiing, ice skating, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, fishing and of course a great place for a day trip and a picnic is Sheep River Falls.