Lake Louise Hike & Bike – August 14-16, 2020 (Event Cancelled)
Where: HI – Lake Louise Alpine Centre 203 Village Road Lake Louise. I have booked 12 beds for us to enjoy an awesome weekend. We will meet at the Hostel by 8:30pm to discuss weekend plans. Check-in is 15:00. Park Passes are required.
Rider Leader: Danielle Amerongen (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Registration opens at noon on March 22, 2020. This will fill fast so register asap!!
Saturday – We will leave from the hostel towards Highway 93 and make our way to Peyto Lake for lunch before returning the same way we came. This ride is about 95km with approximately 1000m elevation. This is an unsupported ride, so make sure you have all you need in case of minor bike issues.
Sunday – Option 1: If we are tired, Boom Lake is an easy 10km hike with only 215m elevation. A wide-open trail that climbs through a forest of pine, fir and spruce. After a series of switchbacks, the trail becomes more gradual, and gives way to a narrow footpath for the final approach to the lake. Set at almost 1900 m above sea level and glacier-fed, one can be certain a dip in Boom Lake would be refreshing. We can walk along the shore in either direction from the end of the trail and rock hop, to get better views of the Boom, Quadra and Bident.
Option 2: Bourgeau Lake is another popular summer hike on Highway 1 between Lake Louise and Banff. It is considered a moderate hike at 15km and 725m elevation, about 6 hours. A steady climb through lush forest and across mountain streams that lead to Bourgeau Lake, which is enclosed in a glacially carved amphitheatre.
Option 3: Depending on the weather and the condition of our legs, lol, we can look at other options if needed.
Cost: $150/person for the weekend
Be aware that weather or trail closers may require us to make last minute changes. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that all will go as planned!
Food: It is recommended that you have supper before arriving to the hostel Friday night, though there are plenty of choices in Lake Louise. You will need to plan for two breakfasts, two packed lunches and snacks for the trail/ride and supper on Saturday night at the hostel, unless we decide to go out!
We are riders so we know what to bring!
- 20-30L backpack
- hiking boots/trail shoes
- gaiters (an extra layer that covers your foot and lower leg) helps keep you dry.
- goretex jacket or waterproof shell
- bear spray (as long as we have 3 or 4 we will be fine)
- snack food
- sun glasses
- lip balm
- breathable water resistant jacket
- breathable water resistant pants