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Arnica Lake hiking

Alberta North, Alberta, Canada

By lydia.crawford

Arnica Lake Statistics

Distance

10 KM

Estimated Time

3 hours

What are the activities at Arnica Lake ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Arnica Lake?

Arnica latifolia is a species of arnica in the sunflower family, known by the common names Broadleaf Arnica, Broad Leaved Arnica, Mountain Arnica, and Daffodil Leopardbane. It is native to western North America from Alaska east to Northwest Territories and south to Mono County, California and Taos County, New Mexico. It grows in mountain habitat such as forest and meadows. Arnica latifolia is a perennial herb growing from a long rhizome and producing a hairy, mostly naked stem 10 to 50 centimeters tall. It has a cluster of leaves around its base and usually a few pairs along the lower part of the stem. The leaves are lance-shaped to broad and nearly heart-shaped, and are usually toothed. The inflorescence contains one or more daisy-like flower heads lined in glandular phyllaries. Each has a center of yellow disc florets and several yellow ray florets up to 3 centimeters long. The fruit is an achene with a white pappus. The plant was first described in 1832 by German-Russian botanist August Gustav Heinrich von Bongard 1786 – 1839, based on material collected near Sitka, now in Alaska (then called Russian America).

The Arnica Lake is a beautiful lake located in Alberta, Canada. It is a great place for fishing, camping, and swimming. The lake is surrounded by forest and is a great place to see wildlife. There are also several hiking trails in the area that lead to some beautiful views of the lake.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-115.9981562
51.2230431

What are the coordinates and address of Arnica Lake?

Arnica Lake
Arnica Lake, Alberta T0L 2C0, Canada

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Starting Point

The Arnica Lake trails are located in the Kananaskis Country area of Alberta. To get to the start of the trails, take Highway 40 south from Calgary and turn left onto the Smith-Dorrien Trail (Highway 742). The trailhead is located about 15 km down the road.

Why visit Arnica Lake

The Arnica Lake is a beautiful, serene place to visit in Alberta. The lake is surrounded by forest and is a great place to go for a hike or a picnic. The water is clean and clear, and it's a great place to go swimming or fishing.

Is Arnica Lake in Alberta a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on what the family is looking for in a vacation spot. Some families might enjoy spending time outdoors fishing, hiking, and camping at Arnica Lake, while others might prefer a more urban environment with more amenities and activities available.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Arnica Lake in Alberta are hiking, fishing, and camping.

1. Hiking: There are a number of great hiking trails near Arnica Lake, including the popular Grassi Lakes Trail. This hike takes you past two stunning turquoise lakes, and offers great views of the surrounding mountains.

2. Fishing: The lake is stocked with trout, making it a great spot for fishing.

3. Boating: Arnica Lake is a great place to go boating, canoeing, or kayaking.

4. Wildlife Viewing: The area around Arnica Lake is home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, elk, and bears.

Where to eat?

1. The Boathouse - This hidden gem is located on the edge of Arnica Lake and offers a unique dining experience. The Boathouse features fresh, local ingredients and stunning views of the lake.

2. The Gull - This casual restaurant is located in a historic building on the edge of Arnica Lake. The Gull offers a wide variety of dishes, including pizza, burgers, and salads.

3. The Bistro - This intimate bistro is located in a charming cabin on the edge of Arnica Lake. The Bistro offers a unique menu with dishes such as elk tenderloin and wild boar sausage.

4. The Grill - This popular grill is located on the edge of Arnica Lake and offers a wide variety of grilled meats and seafood. The Grill also has a full bar and live music every weekend.

5. The Pub - This cozy pub is located in the heart of Arnica Lake and offers a wide variety of pub classics, such as fish and chips, shepherd's pie, and bangers and mash.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

How long is the estimated climb?

3 hours

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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