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Elbow Lake / Rea Glacier Hike and Yoga day trip with Explore More - Hike and Yoga
Chinook LRT Station (Departure)
Calgary, AB
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Explore More Hike and Yoga offers full-day, all-inclusive hiking and yoga excursions departing Calgary. Join us on one of our trips to explore the mountains and our inner selves.

The trip from Calgary to our hike and yoga destinations offers beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains. Enjoy the journey as much as the destination while travelling in the comfort in our Nissan NV 3500 van.

Saturday trips to Kananaskis Country and Peter Lougheed Park, leaving Calgary @ 7:30am

Join us for a day of exploring Alberta's beautiful mountains and our inner selves.

Trip includes:

return transportation from Calgary

hiking guide

one-hour yoga class with certified instructor

lunch (vegetarian option available on request)

Itinerary:

7:30 - 8:00 AM: Gather at Chinook LRT (free parking), load up Big Red and hit the road

9:00 / 10:00 AM: Arrive at trail head/parking, gear up and head out on the trail

11:30 AM / 12:00 PM: Break for lunch, take photos, chat

12:30 / 1:00 PM: Head back to trail head

2:30 / 3:00 PM: Yoga class*

3:30/ 4:00 PM : Depart for Calgary

6:00 / 6:30 PM: Arrive Chinook LRT, Calgary


Elbow Lake / Rea Glacier:

Elbow lake is the headwaters which supplies Calgary with drinking water, with a deep emerald colour and crystal clear quality. Beautiful though often busy with hikers.

Mount Rae its Glacier were named after a Scottish surgeon, Dr. John Rae (1813  1893)  a doctor for the Hudson Bay Company.  An adventurer, skilled survivalist, snowshoe maker and traveller, he is thought to be the first European settler to survive an Arctic winter in Canada by living off the land. Raes embarked on four Arctic expeditions, which took him thousands of miles - he charted over 1800 miles of Arctic coastline and lead to his discovery of the fate of the Franklin Expedition. Check out this   Youtube video narrated by Les Stroud. (Only one minute long.)  

The Hike:

Get your heart rate up with a steady climb to Elbow Lake where you can stop for a quick rest,stretch and some picturesque scenery, then continue up to the base of the Glacier at Mount Rae along a series of considerable inclines and restful plateaus.

Length: 1-2 hours each way

Distance: 1.5-2 km to the lake + 2.5-3 km to the glacier  (about 8 -9 km return)

Elevation gain:  350-450 m

Difficulty: Level 1 (Beginner) to Elbow lake, Level 3 (Intermediate) to Rae Glacier

Please bring plenty of water, a yoga mat**, sunscreen, snacks, and dress in layers and appropriately for the weather (note that the temperature can drop significantly with higher elevation).

* If the weather permits, the yoga portion will be held where we hike, before we leave the park. If weather does not permit (too cold or raining) we will hold an optional  6 pm yoga class at a studio after returning to Calgary

**Yoga mat is provided, however if you prefer more cushion for your practice, please feel free to bring your favorite mat.

Registration (closes 24h before departure).
Saturday Jun 22, 2019 7:30 AM - Saturday Jul 27, 2019 7:30 AM | CA$129.00 - CA$149.00

Location

Chinook LRT Station (Departure) (View)
153-229 61 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2H
Canada


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Minimum Age: 18
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!

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