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Dorothy Lake - Hiking

Alberta North, Alberta, Canada

By lydia.crawford

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What are the activities at Dorothy Lake ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Dorothy Lake?

The Dorothy Lake is a beautiful, serene lake located in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta. The lake is surrounded by pristine forests and towering mountains, making for a breathtaking backdrop. Visitors can enjoy swimming, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking on the lake. There are also several hiking trails that lead to the lake, making it the perfect spot to spend a day or weekend outdoors.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-118.2285902
52.8828682

What are the coordinates and address of Dorothy Lake?

Dorothy Lake
Dorothy Lake, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada

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Starting Point

The Dorothy Lake trailhead is located in the Kananaskis Valley, approximately 60 km west of Calgary. From Calgary, take the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1) west to the Kananaskis Village turnoff (Exit 118). Turn left onto Kananaskis Lakes Trail (Hwy 40) and drive for approximately 10 km. The trailhead is located on the right side of the road, just past the Upper Kananaskis Lake parking area.

Why visit Dorothy Lake

The Dorothy Lake in Alberta is a beautiful place to visit. The lake is surrounded by mountains, and the view is stunning. The lake is also a great place for fishing, and there are plenty of hiking trails nearby.

Is Dorothy 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 people might find Dorothy Lake to be a great place to relax and enjoy nature, while others might find it too remote or lacking in amenities.

Things not to be missed

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

-Hiking: There are a number of hiking trails in the area, including the Dorothy Lake Trail, which offers beautiful views of the lake.

-Fishing: Dorothy Lake is a popular spot for fishing, with trout and salmon being among the most common catches.

-Boating: Visitors can enjoy boating on Dorothy Lake or one of the other nearby lakes.

-Camping: There are several campsites in the area, perfect for those who want to enjoy the great outdoors.

Where to eat?

1. The Blueberry Patch - A hidden gem in the heart of the Rockies, The Blueberry Patch is a family-owned and operated restaurant that serves up delicious home-cooked meals. From mouth-watering burgers and sandwiches to hearty bowls of soup and chili, there's something for everyone on the menu. Be sure to save room for dessert - the blueberry pie is a must-try!

2. The Old Country Inn - Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Rocky Mountains, The Old Country Inn is a charming little restaurant that serves up classic British cuisine. From fish and chips to bangers and mash, there's something for everyone on the menu. And don't forget to order a pint of beer or a cup of tea - it's the perfect way to complete your British dining experience!

3. The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company - If you're looking for a unique dining experience, look no further than the Grizzly Paw Brewing Company. This local microbrewery offers up a variety of delicious pub fare, including pizzas, sandwiches, and salads. And be sure to try one of their award-winning craft beers - you won't be disappointed!

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

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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