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Rawson Lake

Join us for a day of exploring Alberta's beautiful mountains and our inner selves.

Trip includes: 

  • return transportation from Calgary

  • hiking guide

  • one-hour yoga class with certified instructor

  • lunch (vegetarian option available on request)

Itinerary:

  • 7:30 - 8:00 AM: Gather at Chinook LRT (free parking), load up Big Red and hit the road

  • 9:00 / 9:45 AM: Arrive at trail head/parking, gear up and head out on the trail

  • 11:30 AM / 12:00 PM: Break for lunch, take photos, chat

  • 12:30 / 1:00 PM: Head back to trail head

  • 2:30 / 3:00 PM: Yoga class*

  • 3:30/ 4:00 PM : Depart for Calgary

  • 6:00 / 6:30 PM: Arrive Chinook LRT, Calgary


Rawson Lake:

A beautiful alpine lake near the foot of Mount Sarrail, with jade green waters and emerald meadows surrounding it, Rawson Lake is a photographers dream and a nature lover’s sanctuary. The lake is stocked with Cutthroat Trout corralled by a small man-made dam near the outflow. Be sure to check fishing regulations before you try to catch your lunch though!

The Hike:

This hike is a cardio boosting, steady climb through a subalpine forest. The trail arrives at a beautiful alpine lake surrounded by mountain peaks and green meadows. Albertawow.com describes the Rawson Lake hike as “possibly the nicest hike located in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park….  …Rawson Lake is a classic example of a mountain Tarn Lake. It's a stunning emerald green color and crystal clear. “

  • Length: 1-2 hours each way

  • Distance: approximately 8 km return

  • Elevation gain: 320 m / 1,050 ft

  • Difficulty: Level 2 (Novice)

Please bring plenty of water, a yoga mat**, sunscreen, snacks, and dress in layers and appropriately for the weather (note that the temperature can drop significantly with higher elevation).

* If the weather permits, the yoga portion will be held where we hike, before we leave the park. If weather does not permit (too cold or raining) we will hold an optional 6 pm yoga class at a studio after returning to Calgary

**Yoga mat is provided, however if you prefer more cushion for your practice, please feel free to bring your favorite mat.

Registration (closes 18h before departure).