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Galatea Lake Hike


Description:  Galatea Creek was once a place for adventurers, being fraught with difficulty and uncertainty.  In the early morning, low water in the Kananaskis River would entice people to wade across to the “trail.”  On returning in the late afternoon, they would sometime find the river a raging torrent and be forced to spend the night trapped on the west bank within sight of their vehicles.


Since then, the trail has been rebuilt with umpteen bridges, including a suspension bridge across the Kananaskis River and Galatea Creek and passing beautiful waterfalls. 


This is an intermediate hike and is a popular trail and offers great scenic views.  The dirt trail is mostly sheltered by forest up to Lillian Lake.  The section up to the upper and lower Galatea Lakes are steep and exposed with loose rocks and wind with great views of Lillian Lake from the top.


•  Events are subject to cancellation or change on short notice due to changes in government   


•  Carpooling – use your own discretion and what you are comfortable with.

•  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:  16.7 Kilometers / 5 to 7 Hours

Elevation Gain:  740 Meters / 2427 Feet

Maximum Elevation Gain:  2027 Meters / 6650 Feet

Travel Distance:  119 Kilometers One Way / 1 Hour and 31 Minutes

Difficulty Level:  Intermediate


Rendezvous Point:  North Edworthy Park, northeast corner and look for the Grey CRV Honda.  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 Gigi at (403) 710-2490 (c), or by email a  On the day of the event, call or text me if your plans have changed.


Policy on Pets:  All trips / events will be no pets unless expressly noted. Other than service dogs, participation with pets is to be approved by the Event Host or Organizer.  


Members are responsible for keeping their pet under control and on a leash at all times and abiding by Park and other regulations. (Unless in a designated off-leash area with the Organizer’s blessing). Members may be banned from trips if they do not keep their dog on a leash and fail to pick up after their pet.


Guest Policy:  The Club is currently discouraging guests of a member 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 prior to Covid-19.

Carpooling Costs:

2 people including the driver


3 people including the driver


4 people including the driver


5 people including the driver


Please ensure to purchase your Kananaskis Conservation Pass ahead of time.

Sunday, July 17, 2022, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Edworthy Park, North Parking Lot, Look for the Grey CRV Honda
Map to Edworthy
Shaganappi Trail & Montgomery View N.W.
Calgary, AB  

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Ghyslaine Fleury
Trip Coordinator
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Cancellation Policy:
Paid Events
All payments are final. Please review the charge(s) and know what you are paying.
Refunds may be considered in extenuating circumstances, if there is no cost to the Club, or if the event is full and another member fills your spot. A $25.00 fee will apply. Inform your event host, and as soon as possible.
Please arrange appropriate cancellation insurance.

Free Events
If you register and cannot attend, please cancel your registration as soon as possible. Doing so ensures we are not waiting for you and allows others to register. Please email the event host if you missed the cancellation cut-off date and cannot cancel online.
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