Simple Directions to Carefree Resort...

1. From Innisfail head west on Cottonwood Road (Township Road 352) until RR25 and then turn right (north) for about one mile (~2kms) till you see the Carefree sign.  Trip is about 12-15 minutes, and note this route is 80km/hr speed on this road and our friends watch it. ;-)

2. From Bowden, head west on Hwy 587, then turn north on RR25 (just west of Red Lodge Provincial Park) and go till you cross over Cottonwood Road (TS352).  Continue on till you will see the Carefree sign on the left hand side. This route is 100km/hr till RR25, which turns to 80km/hr.  Trip is about 12-15 minutes.

3. From Calgary, head north on Deerfoot till Bowden exit.  An alternative way is Secondary Road 766 - if you want to avoid QE II (Hwy 2) go West on Crowchild Trail towards Cochrane and then turn right (north) at Rock Pointe Church. Trip is about 1 hour and 20 minutes. 

 SR 766 is well worth it for the kids as they will see birds in marshes, horses, Clydesdales, Angus cows, lima's, donkeys, and herds of deer.  The occasional moose will be seen, and you have a great view of the Rockies! The route is paved all the way.

Bonus for kids - Continue north over Hwy 587 and see a row of giant marshmallows!  Then some pancaked cars, and then a house surrounded by fir trees!  Turn right (east) at the end of SR 766 and see the lake from the south shore side.  Continue east past Cottonwood Hall and turn left after a 100 year old house at RR25.

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Office: (403) 227-2100  |  Fax: (403) 227-2107
2540 TWP 353, Red Deer County, Alberta T4G 0K6  |  ęCarefree Resort on Gleniffer Lake