Welcome to Skrastins Outdoor Club

Skrastins provides hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and winter walking activities in the foothills and mountains west of Calgary most Fridays of the year. Bus transportation is provided, with pickup locations in the southwest and northwest. We divide into groups to accommodate different levels of fitness and speed.

We welcome new members who are aged 55+ and guests of any age.

Please look around our website to better understand what we offer. Guests are welcome to register online for the guest waitlist for the upcoming trip by clicking on the "JOIN US" button near the top of this page. Members, after login, just scroll down the page and click on the “Register ” button.  Registration opens at noon on Friday seven days prior to the trip.  Registration closes at 4:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the trip.

ICEFIELDS PARKWAY – HWY #93: Helen Lake (Jul*/Aug*)

July 26, 2024
Registration is:
General Information:
  • Registration opens at noon on Friday, seven days prior to the trip. Registration closes at 4:00 pm on the Wednesday prior to the trip.

A1/A2/B1: Helen Lake and Cirque Peak south ridge above: approx 14km, elev 550m (5hr)

B2(fast): Helen Lake: approx 12km, elev 455m (3-4hr)

B2(slow): Helen Lake AFAP: approx 12km, elev 455m (4-5hr)

C1: Bow Glacier Falls: approx 9.4 km, elev gain 95 m (3-4hr)

C2: Bow Glacier Falls: approx. 9.4 km or AFATP 95 m


Bus Drop Off: Helen Lake Parking Area and Bow Falls Parking Area

Bus Pick up: Bow Falls Parking area and Helen Lake Parking area

Bathroom Break: Canmore Visitor Centre

Shelter Options: Bus at Bow Falls parking l

Estimated Time on Trail: 5.5 hours

Departure Information:
Single north pickup: 7:30 AM Montgomery Community Association – 16th Ave & Home Road NW
Monthly Bus Coordinator:
Contact Rod Wilkinson by Email rodmwilkinson@gmail.com if you have any inquiries.
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Upcoming Trips
ICEFIELDS PARKWAY – HWY #93: Helen Lake (Jul*/Aug*)
July 26, 2024
SMITH-DORRIEN: Headwall Lakes (Jul*/Aug)
August 2, 2024