Day Leader: Pam Rickey

Bus Coordinator: Harold Kroeger,, 306-251-1533

Bus pick up is at Montgomery Community Centre Parking Lot.  Bus departs from Montgomery at 8:00 am sharp.

5.5 Hours Hiking Time

The Crystal Ridge and Helen Lake Hikers will be dropped off at the Helen Lake Trailhead before the bus proceeds to Bow Lake, where it will remain for the day.

A/B1 Crystal Ridge – This is a relatively new for the club and will take hikers who are comfortable following their route finding instincts to the top of the ridge between the Icefields Parkway and the cirque that Helen Lake lies in. There is as much exposure as you want and has great views. About 500 m from the trailhead, make a sharp left turn and make your way to the ridge top in a generally north bearing track. Once at the top you can and look down into Helen Lakes and carry on at will eventually  returning the same way. For those who like more adventure and some exposure, carry on to the east end of the ridge and come down the scree slope to join the usual Helen Lake trail (8 km, 700 m).

Biffy break, Lake Louise Visitor Centre.

Bus Fare $25 plus $10 if you don’t have a National Park Pass. The bus will be cancelled if less than 40 are registered. Registration begins the Friday before and ends at 6:00pm on Tuesday before the hike. Cancellations after 6 pm on Tuesday will be NO-SHOWS and will have to pay the Bus Fare.

Bear Spray and hiking poles MUST be stored under the bus, preferably labelled. There is a box for Bear Spray in one of the bins.

If you wish to join the outing, but drive yourself to the trailhead, please register with your choice of activity AND email the bus coordinator to ask them to move you to the ‘Car’ list.

Please ensure you choose an activity option before pressing ‘Register’. Click on the Location below to get more details of the hike and a link to a trail map.


1A,B1Crystal Ridge - subpeaks 1&3, 8km 700m offtrail
2A,B1Helen Lake and ridge above lake: 14.4 km 700 m
3B2Helen Lake: 12.2 km, 600 m
4CBow Lake to Bow Falls View Point, 8 km, 90 m or AFATP.
Day Leader: Pamela Rickey

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Helen Lake and Bow Lake

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