Bourgeau Lake Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Bourgeau Lake Trail is a 11.2 mile 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
11.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4960 feet
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.

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2 days ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

A good leg burner, the lake was a nice spot to stop and have lunch on top of a big boulder. Saw a few people along the way (did this hike in the summer of 2016), but it wasn't too crowded. A marmot poked his head out of the brush to investigate on our way back down. We stopped at borgeau lake, but perhaps next time will continue on to Harvey lake.

2 months ago

wait for the snow to melt.... we blazed a trail through 4ft deep snow. added a good two hours

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

geocaching
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Well maintained and marked trail just off Trans Canada highway. It's about 2.5km past the Sunshine Village exit heading west on the TC. It can be accessed going both east and west. There is marked signage both directions.

Nice steady incline through the forest. It was early September when we went and there was lots of moss and snow on the tops of the mountains. It had been a rainy week and had some muddy sections but I would still rate this trail easy-moderate. It took us 4 hours (at a brisk pace) up to Bourgeau Lake and back. It's just over 16km round trip and 1000 metre elevation gain. If you felt up to it you can continue on this trail to Harvey Pass.

Beautiful trail through the forest. Towards the end it opens up to very nice views of the mountains. The lake is pristine and has a beautiful setting. Will definitely do this hike again! I imagine it would be excellent on a hot summer day as there is lots of tree cover.