Adventuring in the Kananaskis Backcountry

Rate this Adventure Canada Mt. Shark Trailhead

Added by

Distance: 27.5km roundtrip. True Canadian Rockies backcountry experience. Can be used as a base for day hikes to Mt Assiniboine and surrounding areas including the Wonder Pass trail. The gentle grade to the Bryant Creek Cabin make it accessible to most able hikers and skiers. The Cabin has two sleeping rooms with a wood stove and cooking area.

This moderate graded backcountry hike or ski in the winter can take 5-8 hours (one way).

Most people hike or ski in from the Mt. Shark parking lot in Kananaskis Country, a 30 min. drive from Canmore, Alberta.

From Mt. Shark Parking Lot (off the Smith-Dorrien Road), take the Watridge Lake Trail to the Banff National Park Boundary (approx. 5.5 km) then continue on the Bryant Creek Trail to the shelter for another 8.3 km. Total hike/ski to shelter: 13.8 km.

Pack List

  • Enough food/water for two+ days
  • Toilet paper
  • Warm sleeping bag
  • Pots
  • Cooking utensils
  • Foamy or sleeping pad
  • Flashlight/headlamp
  • Stove
  • Fuel
  • Matches
Read More

How to Get There

Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!

Added by Matt Clark

Photographer specializing in Endurance and Mountain Sports, travel, people and culture

Activities:

Camping, Photography, Backpacking, Hiking

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Summer, Autumn

Features:

Scenic
Wildlife

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

More Adventures Nearby

Hike to Bonnell Creek Falls

Canada / Bonnell Creek Falls Trail

This trail isn't much to look at but it's all about the destination here as you will stumble upon scenic waterfalls nestled in the quiet Nanoose Bay area.

Tanner Thompson
11 Saves

Hike to Singhampton Caves in Ontario

Canada / Singhampton Caves

Singhampton Caves Trail is a 1.

Alina Pavlova
22 Saves

Photograph Old Woman Bay

Canada / Old Woman Bay

This 3km pebble beach in Agawa Bay boast of a spectacular view and a good afternoon. Simply park your car and enjoy! Close in the area is a trail (if you wish to hike) to explore the area as well.  

Nicole Cote
3 Saves