Snowshoes are provided. We'll meet at the Astotin Lake parking lot. Bring warm clothes and footwear, scarves (the wind can get pretty strong close to Astotin lake), water, and snacks for the trip as well. Cameras and binoculars are optional but recommended as we will likely see wildlife along the trail. Normal national park entry fees apply. Links to the fee schedule and maps http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/elkisland/visit/tarifs_fees_e.asp?Park=6&;
This is a public event. You don't need to be a member of the Friends to attend.
If you have any questions about the hikes/snowshoeing please contact the following people:
For map of the park visit: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/elkisland/activ/a/~/media/pn-np/ab/elkisland/pdf/EINP%20Trail%20Map_Eng.ashx.
You can find a trail map here:
I've also updated the location (above) so that if you click the link it will show you the approximate location using Google Maps.
Mention that people with their own snowshoes are welcome to attend.
Carpooling will be available from the university or another convenient location. Feel free ask If you will require the carpool.
Time will be 10-1 and the trail is 7 km return but we will likely not go that far.