Day Hiking

We believe that so much self-growth and discovery happens outside, in the wilderness – as we hike, sit by the river, breathe fresh air. As we hike, we also find space to reflect, share, let go, perhaps gain a new perspective…

Treat yourself with the perfect combination of adventure, self-discovery and relaxation by the Engadine lodge fireplace.

Explore the wilderness of Kananaskis Country, Alberta, with stunning Rocky Mountain vistas, unique flora, fauna, and definitely a special feel of “getting away from crowds”. No cell phone connection, connects you to each other, yourself and the natural beauty around you. Choices of picturesque classic hikes depend on group size, experience and weather.

Depending on the chosen location, we meet either in Canmore or a designated trailhead.

We are flexible! If you see a hike you like on a different day than it’s offered, please let us know! We are happy to accommodate you.

Chester Lake

Chester Lake is a classic hike in summer or winter months, located in a beautiful Spray Valley, Kananaskis Country.  The gradually inclined forest trail takes you to this picturesque lake full of wildflowers in summer months, larches in the fall and a unique collection of “elephant” rocks in the near-by forest.

Length: 9.7 km

Elevation gain/loss: 411 m

Difficulty: easy/moderate

Trailhead: Chester Lake Day Use Area, Spray Lakes Road, Kananaskis Country

Dates: Please check the ‘Book Now’ calendar for availability

Mt. Allan

There are 2 options for this hike: Mt. Alan via Centennial Ridge and back, or Mt. Alan to Dead Man’s Flats via Centennial Ridge.

Centennial Ridge is the highest maintained trail in the Canadian Rockies. Built by the Rocky Mountain Ramblers hiking club from Calgary in 1967, it’s claimed to be one of the most demanding and impressive day hikes in Kananaskis Country. Unusual “rock garden” formations, myriad of wildflowers and great views are such a treat all along the ridge. A must do Kananaskis Country classic!

Mount Allan via Centennial Ridge Trail

Length: 15.8 km

Elevation gain: 1440 m 

Difficulty: moderate/hard/full day

Trailhead: Ribbon Creek Day Use Area, Kananaskis Village, Kananaskis Country

Dates: Please check the ‘Book Now’ calendar for availability

Mount Allan – Dead Man’s Flats Centennial Ridge Trail

Length: 22 km

Elevation gain: 1644 m 

Difficulty: moderate/hard/full day

Trailhead: Ribbon Creek Day Use Area, Kananaskis Village, Kananaskis Country

Dates: Please check the ‘Book Now’ calendar for availability

Note: 2 vehicle shuttle involved

Burstall Pass

Burstall Pass has taken many by surprise. The trail is located in the beautiful Spray Valley featuring creek crossing, gradual forest, jagged peaks and a rocky valley with wide views to Banff National Park. The larches in fall months or meadows full of wildflowers in summer are well worth it for your family or friends’ outing!

Length: 16.4 km
Elevation gain/loss: 675 m

Difficulty: moderate

Trailhead: Burstall Pass Day Use Area, Spray Lakes Road, Kananaskis Country

Dates: Please check the ‘Book Now’ calendar for availability

Ha Ling Peak

Ha Ling Peak – Bow Valley’s impressive landmark, Ha Ling Peak (2407 m) is a classic hike/scramble offering wonderful views overlooking the valley and the town of Canmore. The trail is maintained for the 3.5 km to the saddle, with the final 400 m of distance and 103 m of elevation to the peak on an unmaintained trail, which traverses through loose, rocky terrain. A must to do on your bucket list!  Bring a toque! The cold wind is not uncommon even in summer months! 😉

Length: 7.2 km

Elevation gain/loss: 810 m

Difficulty: Moderate / Difficult

Trailhead: Goat Creek Day Use Area, Kananaskis Country

Dates: Please check the ‘Book Now’ calendar for availability

Buller Pass

South Buller Pass trail takes us through an old forest fire burn along the Buller creek, bridges, waterfalls and open vistas!

This trail is one of many hidden jewels offering meadows with plenty of wildflowers such as Fireweed and Indian Paintbrush, signs of wildlife and wide valley views!

Length: 15.1 km

Elevation gain: 825 m

Difficulty: moderate/difficult

Trailhead: Buller Pass Lake Day Use Area, Spray Lakes Road, Kananaskis Country

Dates: Please check the ‘Book Now’ calendar for availabilityy

YOUR INVESTMENT:

Private Hike: (1-4 people/your party only)
$450 CAD/day (cca 6-8 hours)
$350 CAD/day (cca 4-5 hours)

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

certified wilderness guide
backcountry travel ethics and wilderness safety education
a surprise nature treat !

PARTICIPANTS MUST PROVIDE:

transportation to trailhead
personal gear; please let us know what you need and we can arrange the item rental
personal expenses/air fares
travel insurance
tips – much appreciated 😉

WHAT TO PACK: 

waterproof jacket/pants
hiking pants and top layer (preferably synthetic/merino wool)
fleece or insulated layer
hat, gloves, extra socks
sunhat/sunglasses
hiking boots (preferably worn a few times)
day pack 25-35 L
water bottle 2-3 L
lunch / snax
personal medication
smiles! 😉

LEGAL STUFF:

Your trip information package will be sent out after the electronic registration (personal and health information for the guides to get to know you better).

Please note, part of the registration will be an electronic waiver, which must be read and agreed to prior to your payment. The paper format of release of liability and waiver and the Declaration of Health and Exposure form will also be required once we meet in person. To minimize contact, you can print them out before the trip.

Feel free to visit MOUNT ENGADINE LODGE for more info…