Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park

Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park

Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park
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John
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
My wife and I had the privilege of spending 3 nights at Mt. Assiniboine Lodge at the end of September. Our hosts Claude and his wife Annick are warm, caring, and compassionate people who along with their hardworking staff made us feel at home and looked after our every need.
Our cabin had clear, beautiful running water, a warm heater, and a fantastic bed and mattress with a big soft duvet in which you fell asleep instantly. Our meals were creative, excellently cooked and there were always "seconds". Tina does a great job in the kitchen!
All of the staff were super friendly and worked tirelessly to make our stay a special experience. As we hiked along some of the seldom-used trails we were impressed at their upkeep and everywhere we went the whole trail network was clean and cared for as well as the grounds around the lodge which were spotless. Also, their COVID precautions were strict but everyone adapted quickly and it was really no effort to practice safety first.
I highly recommend this area for families who love hiking, those seeking solitude, mountain climbers for Mt. Assiniboine and those just wanting to experience this historic and iconic bit of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Thank you everyone for a memorable stay. JWH, member in good standing of the Assoc. of Swiss Mountain Guides.
Written October 18, 2020
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17KAG
Edmonton, Canada3,548 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
In July, 4 of us hiked from Sunshine Village to Og Lake. This was a three night back country hike. While it is listed as moderate, you should know it is at elevation and there are some long uphill and downhill portions. You need to book campsites at many locations if you plan to stay overnight. Porcupine is the exception. The scenery was fabulous and the campgrounds at Porcupine, Og Lake and Howard Douglas, while basic provided good topping points. We encountered rain and hail, but all enjoyed a fabulous time. This was my first back country hike at the age of 65.
Written July 29, 2019
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deathracerJH
Sparwood, Canada575 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
Took a backpack in here from Sunshine Village and was blown away by its beauty. Trails are well kept, easy to follow and views all around. Nice campsites. Met lots of friendly faces on the trail. Saw evidence that bears had been by, but did not see any. Looking toward to coming back.
Written September 3, 2018
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JamesKMTan
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia21,607 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
This has to be one of the most beautiful mountains in the Canadian Rockies. We flew in to this park via helicopter as par of the Philip Norman Photography tour instead to trekking in for 8 hours. This park is so so beautiful with numerous hills and mountains. Mount Assiniboine is the main highlight with other popular mountains like Sunburst mountain. The hike up to the lookout for Sunburst Mountain takes about one hour. The view from the top is really out of the world. We stayed at the Naiset Huts forvtwo nites. Go for it.
Written September 18, 2016
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V J
Houston, TX32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
Would rate Berg Lake trail much higher...it just has more scenic beauty and lot more features in my opinion.

We hiked in from Sunshine and took the chopper out to Mt. Shark....we're planning to hike out, but weather changes prevented that...🤐

Amazing views going in via Sunshine...if at all possible, avoid going down to Porcupine....it is a long way down and you will need to climb it all up the next day.

Views from Nub peak is simply amazing...

Little bummed that lake magog campground is not really by the lake though....
Written September 1, 2016
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mil234
Paris, France23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016
Best backcountry skiing out there. Snow everywhere that makes for fabulous tele and back country skiing.
Written March 21, 2016
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mikechartrand
Calgary, Canada139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Friends
Start by Parking at sunshine village ski resort, take the gondola to sunshine village for a small gondola fee. With backpack in hand ready for the 4 day trek leave the village and trek through the flowery alpine meadows, down to porcupine camp ground about 16 km. The second day make the hike to mount assiniboine where there are three types of accommodations : Hotel, Naiset Huts  built by Alpine Club of Canada founder A.O. Wheeler in 1925. Those can be reserved at (403) 678-2883 or fax (403) 678-4877, not online,with bunks sleeping eight and tent sites, I chose a hut due to light rains. Day three hike Wonder Pass to Marvel Lake it's wondrous and marvelous. Day four hike out to mount shark, I saw a bear didn't bother me,mountain goats, bighorn sheep, elk and mule deer, pikas, chipmunks & hoary marmots .there were bugs mostly flies which dampen the spirit, but the beauty compenates.
Written May 13, 2015
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Lindsey71
Calgary80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Couples
This year the Naiset Huts were open between Christmas and New Year's (I don't think they usually are, usually they open in February for the winter season) so we decided to head out for a cross-country ski week. As always it was a fabulous time!

We ski in and out (25 kms from Mount Shark to the huts), which makes for a VERY long first day. It took us about 8 hours -- the pass is steep and seems to keep going forever, you gain about 500 m of elevation in just a few kms. There are definitely some dodgy spots for cross-country skis, especially on the way back down (we took our skis off and bootpacked a few times on our way out). Skins are a defininite must for this trail. The trail is very clear up and over the pass but can get a little windscoured on the other side so make sure you are looking for flagging tape and have a map/guide with you. If you don't think you can make it in a day, the Bryant Creek shelter is a popularstop for people coming in and out of Assiniboine.

The huts ($25/night) are simple but adaquate and have a wood burning stove (wood must be purchased at the Lodge -- $7 for one of those long-burning logs). The Wonder cook shelter is FABULOUS, propane-heated/lit, well-equipped and even has all sorts of pots/pans and dishes now so no need to bring your own (they even have a cheese grater!!!). Water can be drawn from the creek nearby. They also sell beer and wine (albeit at premium prices!) at the Lodge.

Once you've recovered from your long ski in there are plenty of places to ski from the huts, including Wonder Pass, Sunburst Lake, Og Pass and more. We brought our cross-country gear but it is also possible to do on AT gear (just a lot longer slog on the way in and out since you don't have the same glide) and there are lots of good opportunities to yoyo etc. once you get out there. Often the trails are well-tracked from other skiers but on this trip there were very few of us out there so there was a fair bit of trail-breaking to be done!

We always have a great time out here, such a beautiful place and so much to see and do!
Written January 7, 2014
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super_fast_eddie
Vancouver, Canada120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Friends
Just visited Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park for four days. The whole park could only be accessed either through hiking or helicopter as there is no road access. The trails are amazing and the scenery is breathtaking. I would rate it as the best in the Rockies and trust me, I visited and hiked throughout the Canadian Rockies. We flew in with the helicopter and hiked a few trails - Wonder Pass, Gog Lake, Nublet, Magog Lake and Windy Ridge. Each trail made you appreciate and respect nature in a totally new and different perspective. There is a lodge and a group of Alpine huts, the lodge is rather expensive at $260 per person per night but it includes all meals, the Alpine huts are $25 per person per night if you book through the internet; there is also a campground at Magog Lake. I would definetely go back, this time just for photography and fishing.
Written August 7, 2012
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jcbnc
Durham, NC92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2010 • Couples
The park has the best-maintained hiking trails I have seen, and the campsites in the park are sited with spectacular views of the mountains. The hike in was absolutely worth the stay on the other end. If you do make the trip, spend more than one night at the sites right at Mount Assiniboine. The Lodge offers camper tea for a great price.
Written July 31, 2011
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