Shark Lake - Sun, Jun 21 2015

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Shark Lake (6/21/2015)

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:Mt. Shark Area, Kananaskis Country
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jun 21 2015  9:45 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jun 20 2015 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:4 hours + driving time
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Bruce F
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Member Cost:None

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

Total Distance: 10 kms
Elevation Gain/loss: 104 m
Pace: Relaxed

Shark Lake is a silky sheet of green water that lies in the valley between Tent Ridge and Mt. Shark. The trail is well marked, starting just up the road from Engadine Lodge. The trail starts off initially by following an old logging road (Marushka Lake logging road). It soon leaves the road and dips down to follow Marushka Creek up towards the shores of Shark Lake. We'll have lunch at the lake and then return the way we came.

Ref: Gillean Daffern's Kananaskis Country Trail Guide, Vol 1, Third Edition, Hike 72, p. 168.

Please Note: if you are looking for a fast paced event or are in a rush to get back to Calgary, this is not the event for you.

Required Items to Bring:
- Water
- Lunch & snacks
- Hiking boots
- Rain & wind gear regardless of the weather forecast
- Clothing for variable weather conditions (no cotton)
- Bag to place your muddy/dirty boots in
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Hiking poles
- Sunglasses
- Sunscreen
- First-aid kit
- Camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Highway #1 westbound to the Kananaskis turn-off and take Highway #40 southbound. Continue on #40 until you get to the Kananaskis Lakes Trail and turn right. Drive on this road until you get to the Smith-Dorrien Road and turn right. Drive up the Smith-Dorrien and turn left at the road marked Engadine Lodge. Continue on this road for 1.8 km, past the lodge and across the bridge. at the 1.8 km mark, look for a small parking area on the right side of the road and park there.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):250Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 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 $87.50 (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.

If the forecast calls for rain, the event may be re-scheduled.

Your coordinator has not done this hike before. Please allow time and patience for unforeseen circumstances.

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.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: