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Gap Lake - Hiking

Alberta North, Alberta, Canada

By lydia.crawford

Gap Lake Statistics

What are the activities at Gap Lake ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Gap Lake?

Gap Lake is a pristine mountain lake located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Fed by glaciers and snowmelt, the lake is crystal clear and a beautiful blue-green color. The lake is surrounded by forested mountains and is a popular spot for fishing, hiking, and camping. There are several trails that lead to the lake, including a challenging hike up to Gap Lake from the town of Banff.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-115.2343148
51.0542934

What are the coordinates and address of Gap Lake?

Gap Lake
Gap Lake, Alberta T0L 2C0, Canada

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Starting Point

The Gap 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 25 km down the road.

Why visit Gap Lake

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

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

There is no definitive answer to this question as Gap Lake can be a great place for the whole family or it can be a place that is not suitable for certain members of the family, depending on the individual. Some factors that could influence whether Gap Lake is a good place for the whole family include the activities that are available at the lake, the age of the children, and the distance of the lake from the family's home.

Things not to be missed

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

-Hiking: Gap Lake is a great place to hike, with trails that lead through the forest and around the lake.

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

-Boating: Visitors can enjoy boating on Gap Lake.

-Swimming: The clear waters of the lake make it a great place for swimming.

Where to eat?

1. The Boathouse Restaurant - This restaurant is located on the shores of Gap Lake and offers stunning views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. The menu features a variety of dishes including salads, sandwiches, pizzas, and pastas.

2. The Keg Steakhouse & Bar - This steakhouse is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains and offers a unique dining experience. The menu features a variety of steaks, chicken, ribs, and seafood dishes.

3. The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company - This brewery is located in the town of Canmore and offers a variety of beer and food options. The menu features a variety of pub favourites such as burgers, sandwiches, and pizza.

4. The Whitebark Cafe - This cafe is located in the town of Banff and offers a variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. The menu features a variety of Canadian cuisine such as bison burgers, elk sausage, and wild salmon.

5. The Bison Restaurant - This restaurant is located in the town of Lake Louise and offers a variety of Canadian cuisine such as bison burgers, elk sausage, and wild salmon.

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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