This 6 kilometer one way hike into the famous and scenic Ink Pots into the beautiful Johnston Creek Valley and surrounding meadows. The Ink Pots are mineral rich pools with the interesting colors that are breathtaking! The blue-green color of the ponds never ceases to amaze and the mountain scenery surrounding is nothing short of spectacular. So, what are the Ink Pots? The Ink Pots are a series of five cool springs where spring water percolates up through the sand and gravel. The trail will end in an open snow covered meadow alongside Johnstone Creek where the seven cold water springs of the Ink Pots bubble to the surface. On the return trip, we will stop by Johnston Canyon to take in the views of the frozen waterfalls.
You must be double vaccinated to participate for this event and carpooling. Please read COVID Information located on Event Calendar, entitled COVID. Attendees will be required to provide being double vaccinated by email when requested by the trip coordinator prior to event. If you have questions, please contact the trip coordinator before registering. Thank you.
Depending on the snow conditions, please remember to bring with you both your Snowshoes and Traction Aids.
• Events are subject to cancellation or change on short notice due to changes in government
• Carpooling: Use at your own discretion and what you are comfortable with. Must be double vaccinated.
• 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
• 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
• Don`t forget the usual items; bear spray, 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.
Hiking Distance: 12 to 14 Kilometers Return / 3 to 4 Hours
Elevation Gain: 529 Meters / 1735 Feet
Maximum Elevation Gain: 1750 Meters / 5750 Feet
Travel Distance: 150 Kilometers One Way / 1 Hour and 45 Minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
Rendezvous Point: North Edworthy Park, northeast corner. Please arrive 15 minutes before so a vehicle convey can be arranged, as we will be leaving at 8:00 a.m. sharp.
Event Coordinator: For inquiries, please contact the event coordinator Lori at (403) 283-7386 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. On the day of the event, call or text me at (403) 803-2953 if your plans have changed.
Carpooling: The Club suggest $0.06 per kilometer plus the cost of gas, return trip, to the driver to cover maintenance and wear and tear.
Please remember to purchase your Canada Park Pass in advance.
Guest Policy: The Club is currently discouraging guests of a member, from outside the club, attending an event at this time due to the pandemic situation and potential liability issues. Once the government has lifted and has relaxed restrictions, guests are more than welcome to attend two events, as per the Calgary Ski Club Policy.
Please Note: As this is a very popular trail, it might be best to leave your furry four legged friend at home and have the day off.