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XC: Dog-friendly - Lake O'Hara

Dog-friendly XC trip. Description to come - but its 11km up a hill, returning the same way. Pretty lake with mountain backdrop at the top!

Dogs must be well behaved, under control by their owners at all times, and follow the parks rules and regulations. Non-dog owners welcome too!

Additional Links: (XC is 11km, not full 14km)

Difficulty Level: Moderate (D3)

Distance: 22 km round trip
Elevation: 450 m

Duration: 4 - 6 hrs (+ driving time; 2.5 hr one way)

What to Bring: Skis, boots, poles, warm weather clothes, water, lunch, snacks 

Coordinator: Erika Harrison
Contact Information: or (403) 918-3064 (cell)

Trailhead: Lake O'Hara
Driving Distance: 187 Kilometers one way
Directions: Follow the Trans-Canada. Roughly 9 km past the exit for Hwy 93 North, left at the signs for Lake O'Hara. Parking lot is down over the train tracks and down the hill. 51.445484, -116.328492. (Google Maps)

Departs At: 7:30 am. Please arrive early so we can leave promptly.

Departure Location: Meet at the north Edworthy parking lot. Located at the intersection of Shaganappi Trail and Memorial Drive/Bowness Road. GPS coordinates are: 51.06361, -114.150976. (Google Maps)

Notice of Cancellation:
Please contact the trip leader if you need to cancel your registration.

Safety Precaution: Skiers should be comfortable with snowplow and herringbone. Note: Location may change, or event may be cancelled depending upon the conditions.

COVID-19 Regulations:
  •  Events are subject to cancellation or change on short notice due to changes in government restrictions.
  •  No carpooling - meet at trailhead or at a junction and convoy to trailhead.
  •  No food / snack sharing.
  •  Bring your own wipes and hand sanitizer and a mask.
  •  Social distancing and any other rules set out by authorities must be followed. Please respect others.
  •  Washrooms may not be available - please be prepared to pack out what you bring in, such as toilet paper, etc.
  •  Please make yourself aware of the risks in participating in this sort of event and decide accordingly.
  •  Don`t forget the usual items; proper clothing, water, food, equipment and first aid kit.
  •  Trip participants are asked to provide their cell contact information and emergency contact information to the trip coordinator, prior to, due to the 'meet at trail head' requirement.
  •  Please do not sign up if you are experiencing any flu like, cold, or Covid19 symptoms.
Sunday, February 28, 2021, 7:30 AM until 7:00 PM
Edworthy Park, North Parking Lot
Map to Edworthy
Shaganappi & Montgomery View NW
Calgary, AB  

Additional Info:
Erika Harrison
XC Skiing
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Cancellation Policy:
People who register but don't attend an event prevent members on a waiting list from participating.
If unable to attend, please be courteous and remove your name from the attendee list as soon as possible. If you cancel after the registration cut-off date, please notify the trip leader by email as you will not be able to remove yourself from the registrant list on the website.

"no shows" are tracked and serial offenders may be removed from events.
Available Slots:
No Fee