One of my favourite hikes in the area is the Burgess Pass in Yoho National Park. The trail head is a few different spots but probably the easiest is at Emerald Lake. This video is one I did a few years ago with some friends Larry and Cindi. It took us about 9 hours to get back to Emerald Lake. Toughest part for me, was coming down from the top for about 4 hours. Tough on the knees. But the views are outstanding especially of Emerald Lake itself. You go through the Burgess Shale area which is closed off to the general public. The only way you can access the actual shale is doing the hike with a naturalist with Parks Canada. On this hike we added a couple more hours by going to Yoho Lake to have lunch. It is a little off the trail but a great spot to have lunch. You can also end up just outside of Field on the transcanada highway which I have done before. All good.
What a great hike. This is a new one or at least a new version. You could always scramble up to the top of Terminator but now there is a great trail to follow. Terminator Peak is the first peak to the south of the top of Kicking Horse and is one of my favourite hikes in the winter. But now it is one of my favourite summer hikes too. The resort has done an amazing job of building this trail with mostly rock steps which must have been quite a chore. From the top of the gondola to the top of Terminator Peak, you can do it in about 30 minutes and the views are outstanding in all directions. There is one section that is quite narrow if you have vertigo. The trail also is part of the Via Ferrata(next on my list) which is a new addition to the resort this summer. You get a great view of the suspension bridge which is the first part of the Via Ferrata. You will notice that in the video. Short hike but you get a big bang for your buck. Well worth it.
Another summer season for Kicking Horse and Vagabond Lodge is just around the corner. On Saturday May 30th the Resort will open up their sightseeing Gondola and Grizzly Bear refuge. Vagabond Lodge will open its' doors on May 29th for our first guests. This will be one of the earliest openings for the resort in recent years and we are pretty excited about it. We are offering a special opening weekend package for $219 per person which will included a "Summer Gondola and Grizzly Bear refuge Pass." You can come back later in the summer or the fall(up to September 27th) and your pass will still be valid. I have put together a short commercial forVagabond Lodge with a taste of some of the many things you can do in our area, winter and summer.
If you are thinking of coming this way, give us a call toll free in Canada 1 866 944 2622 or 250 344 2622. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and Play.
What a great ending to the season. It was certainly one of the best days with some 20 cms of new snow and in some places with the wind,knee deep powder. If you are wondering about the photo above. My sons Shane(middle) and Kori on the right.
Now a short break and Vagabond Lodge will be open for the summer starting May 30th. We are taking bookings for next ski season. Give us a call 250 344 2622 or email email@example.com
Ken along with his wife Lori are the owners and operators of Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.