Elk Pass Hike and Yoga day trip with Explore More - Hike and Yoga
Stretch your perspective...
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.
return transportation from Calgary
one-hour yoga class with certified instructor
lunch (vegetarian option available on request)
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
A high (el. 1,905 m or 6,250 ft) mountain pass in the Canadian Rockies, Elk Pass spans the continental divide and connects Kananaskis Country, AB with Elk Lakes Provincial Park, B.C
Both the Kananaskis Valley and the Elk Valley created from a single glaciated trench marking the pass as unusual by its 4 km (2.5 mi) width. The 1916 Alberta/British Columbia Provincial Boundary Surveyors subdivided it into two routes labeled as "West Passage" and "East Passage." later gazetteered as West Elk Pass and East Elk Pass.
Depending on how energetic our group is, this hike can take us 4.9 km to the Elk pass, or beyond to Frozen Lake Trail, and to Frozen Lake itself, just across the B.C. boarder.
Length: 2 - 3 hours each way
Distance: 5-7 km each way
Elevation gain: 210 m / 700 ft m
Difficulty: Level 3 (Intermediate)
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).