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. ;-)
Bowden, head west on Hwy 587, then
turn north on RR25 (just west of
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.
Calgary, head north on Deerfoot till
Bowden exit. An alternative way is Secondary Road 766
- if you want to avoid QE II (Hwy
West on Crowchild Trail towards Cochrane and
then turn right (north) at Rock Pointe Church.
Trip is about 1 hour and 20
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.