Hiking along the Berg Lake Trail is quite possibly one of the most beautiful experiences in Western Canada. The trail takes you past Mount Robson, the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies, all the way to the famous Berg Lake. The views from here are once in a lifetime, and this is definitely a trip you will want to add to your list. The trail is 23 km long, offering several campsites along the way. This trail books out fast! Starting planning your trip early in the year to make sure you get a spot.
Starting Point: Mount Robson Visitor Centre
Ending Point: Robson Pass Campground at Berg Lake
Total Distance: 46 km
Elevation Gain: 800m
Duration: 2-5 days
The Berg Lake Trail is located in Mount Robson Provincial Park, on the British Columbia side of the Canadian Rockies. The nearest towns are Valemount, BC (which is 30 minutes southwest) and Jasper, Alberta (which is 1 hour east).
Traditional Territory: Ktunaxa ɁamakɁis, Tsuu T'ina, Secwepemcúl'ecw (Secwépemc), Lheidli T'enneh and Aseniwuche Winewak (Rocky Mountain) (source).
Maps & Resources
Map: BC Parks Mount Robson Trail Map. This trail is very user friendly and easy to navigate. A map however is always recommended.
Campsite Reservations: Campsite reservations are required and book out fast. Reservations can be made through BC Parks. Check-in at the visitor's centre before you start the hike; they will have you do an orientation and give you a laminated permit to carry with you.
Outfitters & Shuttles
Outfitter: There are no outfitters servicing the trail. You must bring your own camping gear with you.
Shuttle: A shuttle is not needed, as this trail starts and ends at the same parking lot.
Day 1: Mount Robson Visitor Centre to Robson Pass (23 km)
My first time down the Berg Lake trail was a fairly last-minute trip. As mentioned above, reservations book out v...
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