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Cardinal Lake - Hiking

Canadian Rockies, Alberta, Canada

By lydia.crawford

Cardinal Lake Statistics

What are the activities at Cardinal Lake ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Cardinal Lake?

The Cardinal Lake is a beautiful lake located in Alberta, Canada. It is known for its clear, turquoise waters and the stunning views of the Rocky Mountains that can be seen from its shores. The lake is a popular spot for fishing, boating, and swimming, and it is also home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, elk, and bears. The Cardinal Lake is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Alberta.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-117.7690189
56.2333643

What are the coordinates and address of Cardinal Lake?

Cardinal Lake
Cardinal Lake, Alberta, Canada

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Starting Point

The Cardinal 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 Cardinal Lake

The Cardinal Lake is a beautiful place to visit in Alberta. The lake is surrounded by forest and mountains, and it's a great place for fishing, hiking, and camping. The lake is also home to many birds, including bald eagles, which can be seen soaring overhead.

Is Cardinal 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 fishing and exploring the natural beauty of Cardinal Lake, while others might prefer a more bustling and developed area with more amenities.

Things not to be missed

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

-Hiking: There are a number of hiking trails in the area, including the popular Cardinal Divide Trail. This trail takes hikers to the top of a ridge with stunning views of the surrounding area.

-Fishing: The lake is stocked with trout and is a popular spot for fishing.

-Boating: The lake is a great spot for boating and canoeing.

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

Where to eat?

1. The Blue Chair - A hidden cafe in the heart of Edmonton's arts district. They serve up fresh, made-to-order breakfast and lunch items with a focus on healthy and sustainable ingredients.

2. Duchess Bake Shop - A hidden gem in the heart of Calgary's Kensington neighbourhood, Duchess is known for their delicious baked goods, sandwiches and salads.

3. Sidewalk Citizen Bakery - Another hidden gem in Calgary, Sidewalk Citizen is known for their artisan breads, pastries and pizzas. They also have a great selection of soups, salads and sandwiches.

4. The Local Omnivore - A small, but mighty restaurant in Canmore that focuses on fresh, local and sustainable ingredients. They have a great selection of soups, salads, sandwiches and entrees.

5. The Larder - A charming little cafe in Banff that specializes in fresh, made-from-scratch food. They have a great selection of soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts.

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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