Berg Lake Trail

This year I planned to try one of Canada’s most popular backpacking trails, Berg Lake Trail, in Mount Robson Provincial Park.

The trail is jammed pack full of beautiful scenery.  Its has beautiful backcountry lakes, dozens of waterfalls, multiple glaciers, and beautiful views of Mount Robson.  What more can a hiker ask for?

One thing to note is that this trail is very popular and attracts all skill levels from hardcore climbers headed to Mount Robson, to people just starting to hike.  We saw folks with expensive climbing gear spending nights in bivy bags, all the way to folks who’ve hauled kitchen sized woks into the backcountry to cook dinner.  Don’t come here expecting solitude, however most people were very respectful and followed the rules.

We spend 3 nights, 4 days hiking at a relaxed pace.  The first night was spent at Kinney Lake Campground, the second at Berg Lake Campground, and the last night at Whitehorn.  This worked well, but ideally we would have enjoyed one more night at Berg Lake to explore the area.

Overall I would highly recommend this trip to someone who has had a couple of overnight trips under their belt.  An enclosed shelter at Berg Lake and some open shelters at Kinney Lake and Emperor Falls helps add a little comfort to someone new to backcountry camping.

If you plan to do this trip be sure to book your sites far in advance since the season is short and the demand is very high.  Booking the backcountry sites can be done online here.

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