Barrier Lookout - Wed, Feb 24 2021

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Barrier Lookout (2/24/2021)

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: Barrier Lake Day Use
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Feb 24 2021  10:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Feb 23 2021 7:00:00 PM
Event Duration:6 hrs or so
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Fanny
Marcel B
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Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 5 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Distance: 14km
Elevation Gain 700m
Event Pace: Moderate

From the Barrier Lake Dam, take the old fire lookout access road up to Prairie View Trail. After reaching the Prairie View Viewpoint, an unofficial trail heads up to the Barrier Fire Lookout. We'll return the way we went.

Our pace will be relaxed during the uphill portions and moderate for the balance.

Ref: Gem Trek's "Canmore and Kananaskis Village" map.

COVID-19 Questionnaire:
Participation in this event is conditional upon the acceptance and adherence to COC COVID-19 protocols (see link at the top of our home page). Failure to comply with these protocols may result in removal from this event and/or future events.

You will be required to answer the following questions BEFORE THE START of our event and in addition to signing the waiver:

  • Have you travelled in the last 14 days?
  • Are you experiencing any symptoms? That is, fever, runny nose, cough, sore throat?
  • Have you been in contact with a confirmed or presumptive case?
  • Have you tested positive for COVID-19?
  • Have you read and understood the current restrictions that are club policy during the COVID-19 situation?

Required Items to Bring:
Hiking Boots
Lunch or Snacks
Clothing for variable weather
Toque/Gloves or Mitts
Mask (if less than 2m apart)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Hiking Poles
Bear Spray

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Follow the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1) heading West to Kananaskis turnoff, highway 40, then south for 9 km to Barrier Lake picnic area/trailhead (by the gate). If you are running late, please text before you start driving. If you arrive after we've left, please do not attempt to hike out alone to catch up with us.

Winter Safety Consideration
This event is exempt from avalanche planning, as it is considered to be generally free from avalanche hazards

- 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: