Now with easy access along the Highline trail, a 1.8K(one way) hike will enable you to see some interesting features along Three Sisters creek. Although we started the hike from my backyard, the most appropriate trailhead for this hike would be at the end of Three Sisters Blvd where it meets Hubman Landing in Canmore. This is the extreme eastern trailhead of the Highline trail. There’s plenty of street parking available on Hubman Landing. The net elevation to the waterfall is about 100 metres.
My friend John was in town and had never been on the Highline trail. Originally from Calgary, John is temporarily living in the desert (Qatar in the middle east), so hiking once again in the majestic Rocky mountains was a real treat. John reminded us that we live in the Best Place on Earth, as if we needed any reminders.
There’s an old dam, a reservoir, abandoned flumes, but best of all, the waterfall at 1.5K which is usually as far as most hikers will go, but there’s a lot more to explore if you’re adventurous. I’ve added in some photos from a hike earlier this summer where I ventured further afield, and a few more from a hike to Three Sisters Pass(which was started from the Spray Lakes road). The dam and reservoir are remnants of a long-abandoned quarry.
The description of the beginning of this hike in Gillean Daffern’s Kananaskis Trails Guide is out-of-date, but the Kananaskis Trails blog has a good description regarding the start of the trail up Three Sisters creek New start to Three Sisters creek
When John talks to residents of Qatar who have come over here to take a semester at U of C, the most remarkable feature they remember of our area is the bright blue sky with it’s white, puffy clouds, something they don’t get to see at home.