Hiking Outings

Procedure:

  • Bus departs from Westside Chinese Alliance Church at 8:00 AM, earlier for longer outings, and from Crowfoot LRT Station at 8:10AM every Wednesday, May to October (Hiking), and November to March (Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing).
  • Bus fee is $25 per trip and an additional $7 is charged for outings to National Parks for those without a Park Pass.
  • More than one bus destination may be posted. Sign up for the bus destination that bests suits you.
  • Walk-ons will be accepted at the Church pick-up location after allowance for registered LRT pick-ups.
  • Registration starts at 8:00 AM on Friday and continues until 12:00 PM noon on Sunday.
  • Members can register on the Club’s website or by phoning the Club Information Line.
  • Register yourself by clicking on the event in the event calendar.
  • Cancel your registration by calling the Club Information Line at (403) 259-0209 before 12:00 PM noon on Sunday. Leave your name, date and time of cancellation. Cancellations made later than 12 noon on Sunday or “no-shows” on the day of the outing will incur a “no-show” fee of $25.
  • Members can register only themselves and not guests or other members.
  • If you require pickup at the LRT, you must phone the Bus Outing Director or their designate.
  • Registration is not first come, first served but rather by a lottery system if the number of registrations exceeds the bus capacity.
  • Members that are “bumped” from a bus outing by the lottery system cannot be bumped more than once until such time that all other registrants are bumped.
  • Bus Outing Director or their designate, the monthly bus coordinator(s), and the Hiking Director cannot be bumped.
  • Members and guests who are registered at the close of registration but fail to attend the outing must pay a “no-show” fee of $25.

UpcomingHiking: Okotoks – Sheep River Valley – May 1, 2019

Sheep River Valley/Max Bell Parkway/Gravel Extension/Crystal Ridge A1, A2, B1+, 18km, <30m Sheep Rive Valley/Max Bell Parkway/Gravel Extension B1, B2+, B2, C1+ 10km, <20m Okotoks Museum and Archives/ Heritage Walking Tour (Starts at 10:00 AM) C2 and any others that are interested, 2km plus additional options, minimal elevation gain. Bus Coordinators:Sharon Gravelle, Kathy Grigoriu, Michael [...]

UpcomingHiking: Okotoks – Sheep River Valley – May 1, 2019 2019-04-23T16:45:08+00:00

UpcomingHiking: Bow Valley Exshaw Creek/Grotto Mountain – May 8, 2019

Exshaw to approach to Exshaw Pass A1, A2, B1+ up to 26km, up to 950m or AFATP Exshaw to Fable Creek B1, B2+, B2 10km, 400m Exshaw to Exshaw Creek C1+, C1, C2 7km, 100m Exshaw east along Bow River C2 6km, minimal elevation gain If second bus: Grotto Canyon and Grotto Creek Extension B2 [...]

UpcomingHiking: Bow Valley Exshaw Creek/Grotto Mountain – May 8, 2019 2019-03-18T09:47:58+00:00

UpcomingHiking: West Bragg Creek Traverse – May 15, 2019

Boundary Ridge + Snagmore + Fullerton Loop + to Allen Bill A1, A2, B1+ 15.6km, 520m Boundary Ridge + Snagmore to Allen Bill B1, B2+ 11.2km, 320m Boundary Ridge + Elbow Trail to Allen Bill B2 8.5km, 240m Snagmore + Fullerton Loop B2, C1+ C1 12.6km, 300m Snagmore C1, C2 7.8km, 200m Bus Coordinators: Sharon [...]

UpcomingHiking: West Bragg Creek Traverse – May 15, 2019 2019-03-18T09:55:35+00:00

UpcomingHiking: Banff Sundance Canyon – May 22, 2019

Sundance Canyon + Tunnel Mountain A1, A2, B1+ 17km, 400m Sundance Canyon B1, B2+, B2, C1+, C1 12km, or AFATP 145m Hoodoos Trail, via Surprise Corner to Hoodoos Viewpoint, returning via Tunnel Campground Loop trail B1, B2+, B2 13.2km, 100m Commonwealth Walkway "Blue Walk" C2 AFATP 100m Cave and Basin National Historic Site C2 4.8+km [...]

UpcomingHiking: Banff Sundance Canyon – May 22, 2019 2019-03-18T10:01:46+00:00

UpcomingHiking: Prairie Mountain/Prairie Creek/ Powderface Creek – May 29, 2019

Prairie Mountain - descend west ridge and return via Prairie Creek A1, A2 11.2km, 710m Prairie Creek to Powderface Trail road and return A1, A2, B1+ 18.4km, 260m Prairie Creek to Prairie Link to Powederface Creek to Three Trail Pass and return via Powderface Creek A1, A2, B1+, 18.2km, 500m Powderface Creek to Three Trail [...]

UpcomingHiking: Prairie Mountain/Prairie Creek/ Powderface Creek – May 29, 2019 2019-03-18T10:07:06+00:00

UpcomingHiking: Castle Junction Moose Meadows Ink Pots/Johnston Canyon – June 5, 2019

Moose Meadows to Ink Pots/Larry's Camp and return via Johnston Canyon A1, A2, B1+ 16km, 500m Moose Meadows to Ink Pots, return via Johnston Canyon B1+, B1, B2+, B2 12km, 400m Johnston Canyon to Ink Pots B2+, B2, C1+, C1 11.6km, 335m AFATP Johnston Canyon and return C2 6km, 135m If second bus: Johnston Canyon [...]

UpcomingHiking: Castle Junction Moose Meadows Ink Pots/Johnston Canyon – June 5, 2019 2019-03-18T10:13:02+00:00

UpcomingHiking: Canmore – Mt Lady MacDonald/Montane Traverse/Grassi Lakes/Highline – June 12, 2019

Mt Lady MacDonald A1, A2, B1+ 9km 880m Montane Traverse B1, B2+, B2, C1 16km or AFATP 250m Grassi Lake/Highline Trail B1, B2+, B2, 10+km or AFATP, undulating Grassi Lakes/Powerline  C1, C2 AFATP Three Sisters Pathway C2 6.7km one way 0r AFATP return Bus Coordinators: Sandra Barker, Dave and Pat Thomson, Michael Woolnough Registered [...]

UpcomingHiking: Canmore – Mt Lady MacDonald/Montane Traverse/Grassi Lakes/Highline – June 12, 2019 2019-03-18T10:24:22+00:00

UpcomingHiking: Bow Valley Pigeon Mountain/Windy Point/Bow Valley – June 19, 2019

Pigeon Mountain A1, A2, B1+ 14.6km 990m Windy Point B1, B2+, B2 11.8km 420m Bow Valley Administration and Visitor Centre to Bow River Intepretive Trail then up to Many Springs and Middle Lake B1, B2+, B2, C1+, C1, 9.6km moderate terrain Middle Lake and Many Springs trails C2, 6km, undulating Bus Coordinators: Sandra Barker, Dave [...]

UpcomingHiking: Bow Valley Pigeon Mountain/Windy Point/Bow Valley – June 19, 2019 2019-03-18T10:32:20+00:00

UpcomingHiking: Cataract Mt Burke/Raspberry Ridge/Upper Cataract Creek – July 3, 2019

Mt Burke A1, A2, B1+, B1 11km, 950m Raspberry Ridge B1+ , B1, B2+, 12.3km long route, 650m Raspberry Ridge to top of ridge B2 10km, 500m Upper Cataract Creek Trail B2, C1+, C1, C2 14,6km or AFATP Bus Coordinators: Keith Campbell, Bob Hager, Stephanie Perry, Don Wilson Registered Members and Guests [...]

UpcomingHiking: Cataract Mt Burke/Raspberry Ridge/Upper Cataract Creek – July 3, 2019 2019-03-18T10:40:45+00:00

UpcomingHiking: Spray Valley Read’s Tower/Sparrowhawk Tarns/High Rockies/Trail – July 10, 2019

Read's Tower A1, A2, B1+ 8km, 950m Read's Tower Ridge B1, 7km, 800m Sparrowhawk Tarns(or first tarn) B1, B2+ 13.7km, 720m High Rockies Trail B2, C1+, C1 10km, 300m High Rockies Trail C2 6km, 200m Bus Coordinators:Keith Campnbell, Bob Hager, Stephanie Perry, Don Wilson Registered Members and Guests

UpcomingHiking: Spray Valley Read’s Tower/Sparrowhawk Tarns/High Rockies/Trail – July 10, 2019 2019-03-18T10:46:40+00:00