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Rating: T2

Activity: Backpacking/Kayaking

Terrain: Mountain/Lake

Distance: 4.0 km

Location: Banff National Park

Time Line: August 30, 31, September 1, 2014

Participants: 2 additional People

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·  Sorry for the short notice, this was a personal trip set up prior to becoming an organizer; I now have an opening for two people. Please only sign up if you have backpacking and kayaking experience. This is meant to be a fun relaxing long weekend to explore Hector Lake.


Drivers will be required, so please indicate if you can drive.


This Kayaking trip will require us to cart our kayaks from the trailhead to Hector Lake, which is a 22 minutes hike without kayaks. Carry gear, food, and clothing in a backpack and not in the kayak to make the trip easier. There will be one river crossing along the way. The campsite is situated on the Shore of Hector Lake, which will be used as a launching point to explore the lake and area.


We can all meet at the west end of the Petro Canada gas station on the Trans Canada west of Calgary at 7:00am. From Petrocan, we will drive out to Banff National Park and meet up again at Laggan’s Mountain Bakery in the Lake Louise plaza. I will be driving a silver Subaru Impreza.

Please be gassed up, feed, and ready to leave.

It is up to participants to make arrangements to acquire and transport all gear and supplies necessary for this trip. Please pick up rentals at least one day before the trip, and make sure you have all parts and it is in good working condition.


Each person is required to have his or her own complete Transport Canada listed Water Safety Kit for Kayaking, Personalized First Aid Kit, Emergency Kit, Map (Hector Lake area in Banff National Park) & Compass, and know how to us them.


Reservations for the Hector Lake Campsite in Banff National Park can be made by calling the Lake Louise Backcountry Reservation number: (403) 422-1264. Reservation should be made for the nights of August 30th & 31h. A wilderness permit is required.


It is your responsibility to make sure you have acquired all necessary information, knowledge, training, 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, weather can be unpredictable, so be prepared for unforeseen changes. For safety reasons, if you show up unprepared or with inappropriate clothing and or gear you will not be permitted to continue on the trip. I am only providing an opportunity; I am not a guide.


Participants require the ability and knowledge to complete this trip safely, and to be in good physical and mental condition without injuries. First Aid training is essential.

Additional Information:

Your participation in this event means you have read the waiver and by signing up for this event you have accepted the waiver. If you have stated "no" in your profile you will not be accepted to participate. You are fully aware that organizers are not professional guides and you assume all responsibility for your safety and well-being. You are fully prepared with proper gear and you're physically fit to do this hike with the group. Members’ guests must read trip details, read and accept the online waiver, and meet all group requirements.

Members’ guests must abide by the same guidelines as the members.

They are required to read the trip details, read and therefore accept the online waiver and meet all group requirements before attending this event. Guests must be registered on the RSVP list by the attending member.

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  • Maggie H

    Hello, I only did once kayaking tour long time ago, I really like to go. Wondering if Kayley can help me and we gear up together?

    August 24, 2014

    • William M.

      Kayley, is already gearing up with someone. You're welcome to be on the trip.

      August 24, 2014

    • Maggie H

      Thank you! I guess I don't have enough experience for that. .....

      August 24, 2014

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