This Meetup is cancelled

D6: Assiniboine Backpacking Trip

  • to

  • Sunshine Village, Banff

    Banff, Banff, AB (map)

    51.174484 -115.571190

  • Silver Impreza









    Where: Mt. Assiniboine

    When: August30 to September 3

    Who: 6 people

    Route: Trail

    Distance: 71 km return

    Elevation: 1000m gain

    Difficulty: D-6

    Safety: Weather, bears


    Equipment: To be discussed at the meeting

    Required: First aid kit, backpacking boots



    This trip has a manual wait list

    This is considered one of the top 10 backpacking Trips in the world. There is gorgeous scenery, but it will be a demanding and challenging trip as there is lots of elevation gains and loss with long distance on the trial. You will need to carry heavy loads over varying terrain. This is not a trip for beginners or individuals without excellent fitness. Expect to be sore and tired.


    Day 1:  Sunshine Parking Lot to Magog campsite (33.7km)

    Day 2:  Nub Peak and Sunburst Valley/ Assiniboine Pass

    Day 3:  Wonder Pass area/Og Pass/Windy Ridge

    Day 4:  Magog to Howard Douglas campsite for night stay (22.3km)

    Day 5:  Howard Douglas Campsite to Sunshine Parking Lot (11.4km)


    We will be starting our hike the first day at 6:00am, We will not be waiting for people at the Sunshine parking Lot. please be on time and ready to leave.

    It is the your responsibility to make sure you have acquired all necessary equipment, clothing, and food for this trip. All outdoor activities involve a certain degree of risk, so it is up to you to be prepared, resilient, self-reliant, responsible, cautious, and aware of surrounding hazards. As well, mountain weather can be unpredictable, so be prepared for unforeseen changes. For safety reasons, if you show up for this event unprepared or with inappropriate clothing and or gear you will not be permitted to continue on the trip. Organizers are not guides.

    • Magog campsite cannot be reserved. IT cost 10 dollars a day (cash).
    • Reservations have been made by the organizers for Howard Douglas campsite. you are not on the trip until you have paid the organizers there are no refunds.
    • Drinks and snacks can be purchase at the lodge ( you will need cash for this).
    • Trip members will be responsible for setting up their own car-pooling prior to the trip start date.
    • We may be stopping in Banff for hot springs and dinner after the trip. If you are not interested in participating, please make arrangements to car-pool with others not attending, prior to the trip start date.

    MANDATORY PRE-TRIP MEETING: To be announced at a later date.

    A wilderness pass is required for the night at the Howard Douglas (you need to purchase this ahead of time).

    If there are any questions I can be contacted at [masked].


Join or login to comment.

  • Denver S.

    I had a notification that a spot opened up? If so I'd like to go!

    July 23, 2013

  • Denver S.

    I've always wanted to do this one!

    July 16, 2013

  • Debora

    This is on my bucket list! ... Thanks for organizing!!

    June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Bruce
    Some how you got added as the seventh person and their is only six people allowed on the trip due to the reservations. Bruce if someone cancels I will let you know.

    June 16, 2013

  • Bruce P.

    So, I get on the trip, and then I'm bumped to the waitlist before I even leave the page? Umm, okay, I'm not going to bother.

    June 16, 2013


Membership dues

CAD20.00 before first trip

This covers: Annual Membership

Payment is accepted using:

  • PayPal
  • Cash or check - “Payment must be made before attending your first trip of the year with CORA. Your Membership will be valid until the next AGM.

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Imagine having a community behind you

Get started Learn more

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy