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Mount Shark hiking

Canadian Rockies, Alberta, Canada

By lydia.crawford

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What are the activities at Mount Shark ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Mount Shark?

The Mount Shark area is a popular destination for hikers and climbers in Alberta. The area is known for its rocky cliffs, which make for a challenging hike, and its stunning views of the surrounding countryside. There are a number of different trails to choose from in the area, so hikers of all levels can find something to enjoy. The Mount Shark trailhead is located just outside the town of Canmore, making it easy to get to.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-115.4100001
50.8280555

What are the coordinates and address of Mount Shark?

Mount Shark
Mount Shark, Alberta T0L 2C0, Canada

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Starting Point

The Mount Shark trailhead is located in the Spray Valley Provincial Park, approximately 60 km west of Calgary. From Calgary, take the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1) west to the exit for Hwy 40. Follow Hwy 40 south for approximately 30 km to the junction with Hwy 742. Turn left onto Hwy 742 and follow it for approximately 5 km to the park entrance.

Why visit Mount Shark

The Mount Shark area in Alberta is a popular destination for hikers and climbers, as it offers stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. The area is also home to a variety of wildlife, including elk, deer, and bears. Visitors can enjoy hiking and camping in the summer months, and skiing and snowboarding in the winter.

Is Mount Shark in Alberta a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on what each family is looking for in a vacation spot. Mount Shark is located in the Canadian Rockies, so it offers plenty of natural beauty and outdoor activities like hiking and skiing. However, it is also a remote area, so there may not be as many amenities and services available as some families might prefer.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Mount Shark in Alberta are hiking, camping, and fishing.

1. Hiking - There are a number of hiking trails in the area, including the popular Grotto Canyon Trail.

2. Biking - There are a number of great biking trails in the area, including the popular Bearspaw Dam Trail.

3. Fishing - The area is home to a number of great fishing spots, including the Bow River and Ghost Lake.

4. Camping - There are a number of great camping spots in the area, including Mount Shark Campground and Spray Valley Provincial Park.

5. Wildlife Viewing - The area is home to a variety of wildlife, including bears, elk, deer, and wolves.

Where to eat?

1. The Sawmill Cafe - This hidden cafe is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains and is known for its delicious breakfast and lunch options.

2. The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company - This brewery is known for its delicious craft beers and pub food.

3. The Mount Shark Hotel - This historic hotel is known for its amazing views of the Rocky Mountains and its delicious pub food.

4. The Mount Shark General Store - This general store is known for its delicious sandwiches, pizzas, and burgers.

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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