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Snowshoeing - Arnica Lake Trail

**Bring a park pass if you have one, they are required**

If you have not done at least a 1000m elevation gain and 15-20 km hike this summer, this snowshoe is not for you.  Please update your RSVP as many people want to attend.  If you are fit, this will be an amazing snowshoe and great day:) 

We are going to go snowshoe in the Kootenay as there should be more snow there early season! This trail will take us past Vista Lake and to Arnica Lake.  If time permits, we can push on to see if we can do Twin Lakes.


Rating: Moderate

Elevation: 2500 m
Distance: 10 km
Elevation gain: 580 m
Time: 6 hours

Additional Info:



Hiking or winter boots


Ski or hiking poles


Proper seasonal clothing (dress in layers, toque, gloves, wool socks)

Lunch and drinks (no hydration bladders in winter as they freeze up)

Sun glasses/SPF rated lip balm

No jeans, no cotton clothing of any kind!

Snowshoes and hiking poles can be rented at either Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) or UofC Outdoor Center.

We will meet at the in Calgary meeting point and carpool from there. Please be on time as we will only wait a short while past past the departure time before we leave.

Drive west of Calgary on Highway #1. Go south on on Hwy 93, trailhead is at the Vista Lake Viewpoint, 2 km east of the BC border. The viewpoint is on the south side of the highway.

You must sign a trip waiver and contact information form to attend this event. The event organizer will have these for you.

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  • Laura

    Could someone pick me and Amanda from Cochrane or from Petro Canada? And what time? And would anyone have extra set of poles to borrow to one of us?

    November 19, 2013

    • Trevor B.

      I will make sure that I or someone picks you up, 8:40 am, and I have extra poles for you:)

      November 19, 2013

  • Laura

    how long does it take to drive there?

    November 17, 2013

    • Trevor B.

      1 hour and 40 minutes

      November 17, 2013

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