Painting Locations

Below are some painting locations across the province recommended by PAA and other Alberta artists. Select a location to learn why these spots have left an impression.

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If you try out one of these spots, please let us know how it worked out for you. If you think some of the information needs to be updated, please let us know.

Access to the sites are ranked below for: an average hiker wearing a medium backpack with painting gear.

Location Details

Lake Minnewanka

Banff National Park

View mapEasy access

Johnson Lake

Banff National Park

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Elbow Falls

Kananaskis

View mapEasy access

Kananaskis Lakes

Kananaskis

View map 1 | View map 2Easy access

King Creek Canyon

Kananaskis

VIEW MAPEasy access

Rawson Lake

Kananaskis

View mapModerate access

Elbow Lake & Beyond

Kananaskis

View mapHard accessModerate access

Fish Creek Park

Calgary

View mapEasy access

Important

Please check weather and wildlife notices before venturing out.

Here are some useful links for up-to-date notices about Alberta’s parks, popular wilderness areas and trails.