Hiking Outings


  • 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 $10 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 Club Information Line at (403) 259-0209 after registering and leave a message indicating that you require pickup at the LRT station.
  • 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.

Please see below for all scheduled events.

  • Hiking: Sibbald June 7, 2023
    • June 7, 2023
      8:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Cox Hill A1, A2,B1+,B1,B2+ 14.4km 730m Ole Buck and Deer Ridge Trail B2 11.8km 410m Ole Buck and Sibbald Viewpoint C1+,C1 9.7km 180m Sibbald Viewpoint…

  • Hiking: Kananaskis Valley June 14, 2023
    • June 14, 2023
      8:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Wasootch Ridge up and back A1, A2,B1+,B1 10.6km to cairn and return 762m Baldy Pass up and back B2+,B2 10+km return 487m Ribbon Creek to…

  • Hiking: Bow Valley June 21, 2023
    • June 21, 2023
      8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Pigeon Mountain A1, A2,B1+ 16km 1000m Pigeon Mountain Meadow B1 11.2km return 590m Windy Point B2+,B2 11.8km 420m Bow Valley Administration and Information Centre to…

  • Hiking: Elbow Valley June 28, 2023
    • June 28, 2023
      8:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Powderface Ridge (from south) and Powderface Creek to Elbow Falls A1, A2,B1+ 15km 600m Prairie Creek Trail/Prairie Link/Powderface Creek (Prairie Creek Loop) B1,B2+ 13km return…

  • Hiking: Kananaskis Lakes July 5, 2023
    • July 5, 2023
      8:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Kananaskis Fire Lookout (out and back from Boulton Trading Post) A1, A2,B1+,B1 13.8km 530m Kananaskis Fire Lookout (from Fire Lookout access road, return via Whiskey…

  • Hiking: Icefields Parkway July 12, 2023
    • July 12, 2023
      7:30 am - 5:45 pm

    Helen Lake (if time permits go on to the ridge above the lake – adds 1.8 km/120 m) A1, A2,B1+,B1, B2+ 12.0km 455m Bow Glacier…

  • Hiking: Highwood Pass July 19, 2023
    • July 19, 2023
      8:00 am - 5:45 pm

    Pocaterra Ridge Traverse A1, A2,B1+ 10km 840m South Pocaterra Ridge B1,B1+ 8.6 km 659m Pocaterra Cirque B2 6km 300m Ptarmigan Cirque C1+,C1,C2 4.5+km 230+m Click…

  • Hiking: Yoho July 26, 2023
    • July 26, 2023
      7:30 am - 6:15 pm

    Hamilton Lake A1, A2,B1+ 12km 850m Emerald Basin/Hamilton Falls B1,B2+,B2 13.9km 350m Emerald Lake Circuit/Hamilton Falls C1+,C1 6.7km 110m Emerald Lake Circuit C2 5.3km Negligible…

  • Hiking: Banff August 2, 2023
    • August 2, 2023
      7:30 am - 5:45 pm

    Citadel Pass AFATP A1, A2,B1+ Twin Cairns/Meadow Park/Monarch Lookout Loop B1,B2+,B2 Rock Isle/Grizzly/Larix Lakes Loop from Standish Viewpoint C1+,C1 Rock Isle Lake viewpoint out and…

  • Hiking: Smith Dorrien August 9, 2023
    • August 9, 2023
      7:30 am - 6:00 pm

    Buller Pass Traverse to Galatea A1, A2,B1+ 20km 1100m Buller Pass B1 14.8km 670m Buller Pass Meadows B2+,B2 10km or AFATP 450-670m Watridge Lake/Karst Spring…

  • Hiking: Kananaskis Valley August 16, 2023
    • August 16, 2023
      8:00 am - 5:15 pm

    Centennial Ridge A1, A2,B1+ Up to 15.6 or AFATP 1000+m Hummingbird Plume B1,B2+,B2 12.4km 366m Wedge Pond to Kananaskis Village C1+,C1 9.7km Minimal Kananaskis Village…

  • Hiking: Highwood Pass August 23, 2023
    • August 23, 2023
      8:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Tombstone Lakes A1, A2 20.7km 625m Rae Lake B1+,B1 15.4km 432m Rae Glacier B2+,B2 8.8km 555m Elbow Lake/Big Elbow to Piper Creek Junction & Return…

  • Hiking: Spray Valley August 30, 2023
    • August 30, 2023
      8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Old Goat Glacier A1, A2,B1+,B1,B2+ 9.4km or more 701+m High Rockies Trail to Spray Lakes West Campground B2 10.8km 200m High Rockies Trail from Spray…