Glacier Lake - Sat, Jul 5 2014

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Glacier Lake (7/5/2014)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED:Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location:Banff NP - Saskatchewan Crossing
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 5 2014  9:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 4 2014 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:6 hours + driving time
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Bruce F
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.
Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 13 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance: 18 km
Elevation gain: 475 m
Pace: Relaxed

Glacier Lake is a large turquoise coloured lake that features the immense cliffs of Mount Outram towering above and the icy walls of Lyell Glacier standing at the end of the lake. The round trip to the lake is 18km mostly through forest. Those who want to, can continue along the lake for better views of Lyell Glacier (how far will depend on the conditions and time).

Expect to be back in Calgary late, as we may stop for dinner on the way back.

Ref: Don't Waste Your Time in the Canadian Rockies - 5th Edition. Trip 122, page 441.
Also, Gem Trek's Bow Lake and Saskatchewan Crossing Map.

Required Items to Bring:
·Lunch & snacks
·Hiking boots
·Rain & wind gear regardless of the weather forecast
·Park pass or $$ for entry into Banff National Park
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
· Hiking poles
· Sunscreen
· First-aid kit
· Camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take highway #1 westbound to about 2 kms past Lake Louise overpass and head north on the Icefields Parkway for approx. 80 kms and turn left into the Glacier Lake parking area 1 km north of Saskatchewan Crossing. It is about an hour's drive from Lake Louise to Sask. Crossing.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):550Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $192.50 (calculated at total Km * $0.35, effective Friday, August 12, 2022). This is based on $0.16/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Alternately your carpool driver may choose to split the maintenance cost plus the actual gas cost among all in the vehicle. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual cost among all people in the vehicle.


This is bear country. Expect to travel in a tight group.

Note that COC event coordinators are volunteers and are not trained guides. All participants are responsible for assessing the current road conditions, current weather conditions, current trail conditions and current avalanche conditions for the trip.

- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Wendy W and Lynda H., at

Cost & Payment:
Voluntary Donations:Although there is no cost for this event, please note that the club survives on voluntary donations. Please consider making a donation based on the value you feel you receive from the club. See our How You Can Help page for more information.
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Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: