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The Marvel Lake Wonder Pass hike

Marvel Lake – Wonder Pass Hike

One of the truly classic areas in Canada for hiking and backpacking is the area around Lake Magog and Assiniboine Lodge in Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park. There are some truly outstanding day hikes once you get up here - though that can often take a few days in itself if you're hiking in. The 25 km Marvel Lake - Wonder Pass hike to Lake Magog is one of the ways to access the area. We…

Our hike starts in front of Mt. Assiniboine Lodge

Assiniboine Lodge – What a Stay Looks Like

I had high hopes for my stay at Assiniboine Lodge. Years ago I met the Renners (a couple who ran the lodge for decades) while trekking around Manaslu in Nepal. They handed out pamphlets about the lodge - and mine stayed with me for years, moving with me as I moved. Every so often I'd find it, gaze longingly at Mount Assiniboine on the pamphlet and dream about a stay in the mountains. That dream…

Some of the most stunning mountain scenery in Canada on this hike

Hiking the Nublet, Mount Assiniboine Park

If you're looking for the classic Mount Assiniboine view then hiking the Nublet is essential. It's an easy day hike from either the Lake Magog Campground or from Mount Assiniboine Lodge. Strong hikers can continue on to Nub Peak for the ultimate view in Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park. Hiking the Nublet happened for us in the second week of September after a big early season snowstorm came through leaving the area looking very wintry. Although…

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