Hike to Bourgeau Lake

9.3 Miles Round Trip - 2329.4 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

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The day hike to Lake Bourgeau offers incredible views of the Canadian Rockies in Banff National Park for all ages and skill levels.

The Bourgeau Lake trailhead offers easy parking and bathrooms before departing. The hike begins with approximately an hour and a half of fairly easy walking through forest with several glimpses of the surrounding mountains and Wolverine Creek. This first stretch ends with a gorgeous waterfall, indicating the beginning of a steeper switch back trail. This 45 minute stretch to the lake is challenging, but does not include any scramble sections and does not require additional equipment. Beginner hikers can complete the day hike, but may require additional time to complete the last third of the trek. Lake Bourgeau is the perfect spot for a picnic with amazing views in every direction. Round trip takes 4-6 hours. Option to continue from the lake to Harvey pass or summit Mount Bourgeau.


Easy Parking
Family Friendly


9.3 Miles
2329.4 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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