I decided to finally take the opportunity to find the spring water near Rimbey. After my cyclocross races in Calgary, I drove through Cochrane up Hwy 22 north. Hwy 22 doglegs through little towns. With the brilliant fall colours I missed a dogleg turn. The road was getting twistier and hillier as the scenery became more spectacular - my clues I was no longer bound for the prairie land.
Without a map, I managed to take two right hand turns and a dogleg to eventually connect with Hwy 22. I definitely want to check that area NW of Sundre by Bearberry another time on my road bike - spectacular!
Open Creek Dam Campground turnoff (south), the sign for the spring is faint with an arrow pointing east. The spring is 100m away covered by a cistern and flowing out of a pipe. It was awesome to find it!
I filled up my many glass jugs and every container I had with me gathering over 6 gallons.
Drive from the spring back to Edmonton was 175 km and about 1 1/2 hours.
Spring turnoff is 31 km west of Rimbey at the Open Creek Dam Campground sign.