Black Prince Lakes (Winter Hike/Snowshoe) (Opens Wednesday 6 pm)

  • November 2, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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Black Prince Lakes: OT4

Date: Saturday Nov 2, 2013

Meet up Location: Shouldice Arena, 1515 Home Road NW, Calgary

Meet up Time: 0800 AM

Trip Description:    

The trail to Black Prince lake is a continuation of the Black Prince Cirque Interpretive trail. It's a 5.5 km from the Cirque with 600 meters of elevation gain, but 450 of that comes in the last 2 km. 


From Hwy 1, take the Hwy 40 exit and head south for about 50 km. Turn right (west) onto the Kananaskis Lakes Trail. Drive 2.2 km down this road and turn right (south) onto the Smith-Dorrien/Spray Trail (also known as Hwy 742), and drive for 8 km to the Mt. Black Prince Day Use area.  

Round Trip Distance: Approximately 8-9 km from trail head and back.

Elevation gained: Approximately 600 meters

Activity type: Strenuous Day Hike/Moderate snow shoe

Round Trip Estimated time: 4-5 hours on trail, plus 3 hours driving.

Activity speed and difficulty: This is a strenuous hike. An above average level of fitness is required to participate. Our pace will be steady throughout. Please be realistic about your abilities and experience.

Mandatory Gear: Snow shoes, Micro spikes, First aid kit, food and water, hiking boots, layered clothing and wind/water resistant jacket.

Suggested Gear: Hiking poles, gaiters, headlamp, camera, GPS.

Carpooling gas contribution: $20.00 each

Waiver: Your written consent is required to attend this event. Emergency contact name and phone number will be recorded on the waiver.

Your hosts are volunteers and not trained guides. All participants are responsible for assessing the roads, weather, trail, avalanche conditions and your own physical fitness and abilities to participate in this event. You must arrive on time and well prepared with all required and mandated gear to participate in this event.

Details of this event are subject to undergo changes at any point in time without warning. Your participation is at the discretion of the event host.

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  • Doug R.

    Well no Black Princess with the forecast decided to hike closer to Calgary. Nice easy outing and the coffee and conversation was great in Bragg creek.

    November 2, 2013

  • Steve M.

    Checked the weather forecast again this morning, it's not good so I'll have to back out as I'm not comfortable with being on the highway.

    November 2, 2013

  • Steve M.

    Weather update Friday night for tomorrow is for heavy snow starting in the morning and possibility of freezing rain, agree with Doug that a change in venue may be necessary, see you at Shouldice in the morning.

    November 2, 2013

  • George

    Too many things going against for this one... weather, no winter tires, my kidney stones returning (ouch!) I'm sitting this one out.

    1 · November 1, 2013

  • Anne M.

    Hi Doug, don't have my snow tyres on yet and wouldn't feel comfortable driving if we get any snow. See you next time and keep safe tomorrow if you go ahead with the hike. Cheers Anne

    1 · November 1, 2013

  • Doug R.

    With the heavy snow fall warning coming in we may make a last minute change of venue in the morning but wont know this until we meet at Shouldice. Look forward to meeting all you hearty hikers.....bright and early....

    November 1, 2013

  • Liming S.

    Hi is there anyone going through the downtown tomorrow by chance? Mind giving me a ride at downtown some location, please?

    November 1, 2013

    • Mike R.

      Sure, Liming. Give me a call/text at[masked]

      November 1, 2013

  • Cheryl

    I can drive and take 3.

    November 1, 2013

  • mohsen a.

    I loking forward to the first possible snowshoe of this year.
    By the way I need a ride from Shouldice.

    October 31, 2013

  • Liming S.

    A passenger, Thanks~

    October 30, 2013

  • George

    Riding with Anne

    October 30, 2013

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