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Great news! There is a new way for you to browse for swimming hole information through a website called Outly. This easier to use graphical interface was created in collaboration with my colleagues at Outside Analytics. In addition to swimming hole info, the Outly site has camping, hiking and other information that you can use to plan your next outdoor adventure.

Below is a screen shot of the Outly interface. The menu on the left lists several outdoor "layers" that you can use to customize the map to plan your adventures. Simply select "Swimming Holes" from the "Water" layer and browse the map on the right. Click on the swimming hole icon on the map to see the information about that swimming hole. It's that simple! Do send me a message to let me know what you think about this new format.

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BURNT TIMBER PROVINCIAL PARK
(BURN)

NO PHOTOS
TOWNS CALGARY, CREMONA, WATER VALLEY
LAT, LON lat=51.5897744311, lon=-115.168707254, (source: park web site) (accuracy: approximate)
LINK TO GOOGLE MAP
PROVINCE AB
WATER Burnt Timber Creek
TYPE Creek
DESCRIPTION Swimming, tubing in the Burnt Timber creek in Burnt Timber Provincial Park.
AREAS Burnt Timber Provincial Park
SANCTION Official
FEE Unknown
FACILITIES Unknown
ACTIVITIES Swimming, tubing
PHONE 403-637-2198
CAMPING At site.
BATHING SUITS Required
DIRECTIONS It is approximately 1.5 hours northwest of Calgary. From Calgary, go west on RT 1 about 15 miles then north on RT 22 through Cochrane toward Cremona. About 3 miles BEFORE (south of) Cremona, take the Water Valley turnoff west. From the turnoff it is about 17 miles from the 4-way-stop in Water Valley, turning north RT 940 (the Forestry Trunk Road) and heading 15 mi north.
CONFIDENCE Pretty confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 1/2011


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CASCADE PONDS
(CASC)

NO PHOTOS


TOWNS CALGARY, BANFF
LAT, LON lat=51.21328, lon=-115.53420, (source: map) (accuracy: approximate)
LINK TO GOOGLE MAP
PROVINCE AB
WATER Cascade Ponds
TYPE Creek
DESCRIPTION Swimming place in pond at picnic area. The water is shallow, and there are plenty of grassy areas it's perfect for families with young children.
AREAS Cascade Ponds Picnic Area
SANCTION Official
FEE Unknown
FACILITIES Bathroom, picnic tables
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE none
CAMPING none at site.
BATHING SUITS Customary
DIRECTIONS From Calgary, drive West on RT 1 until the 1st entrance into Banff/Lake Minnewanka. Stay to the right (North) then take your first right into the well signed Cascade Ponds parking lot.
CONFIDENCE Very confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 1/2011


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QUARRY LAKE
(QUAR)

PHOTO
TOWNS CANMORE
LAT, LON lat=51.076082, lon=-115.373463, (source: measured by another) (accuracy: approximate)
LINK TO GOOGLE MAP
PROVINCE AB
WATER Lake
TYPE Glacier lake
DESCRIPTION Swimming with a stunning view of the Canadian rockies.
AREAS Quarry Lake Park
SANCTION Official
FEE None
FACILITIES None
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE None
CAMPING None at site.
BATHING SUITS Customary
DIRECTIONS From downtown Canmore, follow signs to the Nordic Centre. Cross the Bow River and head up Rundle Dr/Hwy 742. Turn left onto Three Sisters Rd/Hwy 742 and stay on that road as it becomes Three Sisters Dr and then Spray Lakes Rd. There will be a sign for the quarry and a parking lot. Walk 5minutes along the path, very clearly marked, to the lake
CONFIDENCE Very confident
VERIFIED By another
DATE UPDATED 11/2012


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