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Kananaskis Lakes Sports & Outdoors: 11 reviews and 10 photos

  Part of the amazing view from Burstall Pass
by madamx

Kananaskis offers a variety of outdoor acitivities, and in the summer, hiking is the main one. Here are some "must do" hikes. I am rating the difficulty when thinking about the average person in fair physical shape.

Burstall Pass (moderate) ~ 16km return, elevation gain 472m. A nice trail as it has a regular pattern of climbing and levelling out, to give you a break. Takes you up to a view point where you are surrounded by a ampitheatre of mountains. Catch a glimpse of Mt. Assiniboine, known as "Canada's Matterhorn". In one word --Stunning.

Equipment: Need your hiking boots for this one. Best to hike this one in August or Sept, as there is an alluvial flat that can flood very easily, and may leave you stranded. Take a lunch and plenty of water as it will be a day trip.

Directions: Highway 40, turn onto the Kananaskis Lakes Trail. There will be a sign at the Smith Dorrien Trail. Follow the Smith Dorrien, and you should see the Mud Lake Parking Lot. The trail starts from here. E-mail me if you want specific directions.
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  • Updated Jul 30, 2006
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