Highwood Pass North Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

Highwood Pass North


Highest Pass in Canada

Page Contributor(s): Lynn Sugden, Sherwood Park, AB; Leigh McAdam, hikebiketravel.com

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Climb Summary

Cycling Highwood Pass North - Canada’s highest paved road.

Ride 13.6 kilometers gaining 508 meters at 3.6% average grade.

Within the Peter Lougheed Provincial Park on Alberta Highway 40, at 2,179 meters (7,148’) Highwood Pass is the highest paved pass in all of Canada.

Highwood Pass lies in the Misty Range of the Canadian Rockies. The route from the south begins near Lower Kananaskis Lake which, along with the Upper Kananaskis, are a pair of beautiful crystal clear Rocky Mountain Lakes definitely worth the short trip to for hiking and scenic opportunities.  

An appropriate name for the highest pass and paved road in Canada 👍👍

Elpoca Mountain (9,961’)  photo top left.

The road is closed to vehicles from December 1 to June 15 each year for the migration and protection of wildlife.

Views of the Misty Mountains along the climb are spectacular.

Thank you Lynne and Lynn Sugden, AB, CAN

Thank you Leigh McAdam.

The Highwood Pass Loop - One of Canada’s Best Drives - hikebiketravel.com, Leigh McAdam.