Bourgeau Lake Trail

MODERATE 37 reviews
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Bourgeau Lake Trail is a 18.0 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Improvement District No. 9, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
18 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1295 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

scramble

It's about 2.5km past the Sunshine Village exit heading west on the TransCanada Highway. It can be accessed going both east and west. There is marked signage both directions.

hiking
1 day ago

Awesome trip. Trail up the hill is well packed so microspikes best. Once you hit the upper bowl snow is pretty deep so snowshoes would be better. To go to Bourgeau lake veer left at the meadow. If there are trails heading straight towards the trees then right, they are heading to Harvey pass.

1 month ago

Hike it two days ago. It was a great trail up hill all the way. Hour prior to the lake we hit 15 inches of snow but persevered so glad we did. Look forward to doing it again earlier in the season,

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2 months ago

2 months ago

Agree with previous reviews re: worth the effort to finish out the trail. Perfect day!

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2 months ago

3 months ago

Great hike didn't quite make it to the top but next time

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3 months ago

While there is a lot of hiking through the trees to get to the lake, the views and variation from the lake to Harvey Pass are well worth the effort.

3 months ago

Hike leading up to Bourgeau is pretty easy. Awesome views of the lake, but turn around and get the view of the valley. Really cool. Highly recommend the additional 1.5 miles up to Harvey Lake and Pass. You will see 3 additional lakes!!! It's pretty steep though leading up to the second lake. A bit of a rock scramble, but doable. Explore the paths on top of the Pass for some awesome views!!

3 months ago

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3 months ago

Highly recommend continuing the extra ~3km past Bourgeau lake up to Harvey lake.

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3 months ago

Uphill all the way without views until the waterfall (which was lovely). We turned around there.

hiking
4 months ago