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Visit All 3 Lakes

The trail to Lillian Lake is about 4 miles long crossing a series of bridges while gaining around... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2016
Richard D
Windsor, Canada
Lovely hike

We didn't make it all the way up to the lakes, as we accidently took a wrong turn after the 2nd... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2016
Racheal B
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Kananaskis Park, Alberta, Canada

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Reviewed August 23, 2016

The trail to Lillian Lake is about 4 miles long crossing a series of bridges while gaining around 1500 feet in elevation. It ends at a backpackers campground. The trail itself is well defined along the river and up a series of slopes, the hardest...More

1  Thank Richard D
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We didn't make it all the way up to the lakes, as we accidently took a wrong turn after the 2nd bridge and ended up doing terrace trail for a while (hint: after 2nd bridge..go left) Came back down to go the right way, and...More

Thank Racheal B
Reviewed August 1, 2015

From the parking lot, down the hill was not too exciting, but seeing the suspension bridge was cool. There were several other foot bridges crossing the river which made it interesting. At one point there was a really neat water fall over a glacier carved...More

Thank seetheworld2014
Reviewed July 23, 2015

After the 2013 flooding, the trail has been damaged and most of it has been repaired ( couple of bridges still missing) The trail is along a creek and some parts are quite steep. Lilian lake is a peaceful green lake and you need to...More

4  Thank jeffrichy
Reviewed July 27, 2014

First of all we missed the trail as the former path is washed away immediately over the second bridge. We carried on the Terrace Trail along with a lot of other hikers and added two hours to our hike. We turned back and advised some...More

5  Thank Michael M
Reviewed July 13, 2014

I am an avid hiker - we chose Galatea this day because my friend had never hiked before and wanted a dog-friendly trail. Usually I get pretty bored doing valley trails. Lilian lake was a nice walk up, and some welcome shade, although VERY busy....More

3  Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed September 23, 2012

I believe that the best month to see Galatea Lakes is September, when water in the lakes is exceptionally blue and larches in the valley have golden color. Give yourself 7-8 hours for this hike, not 4-6 as written in trail descriptions. Trail is making...More

5  Thank Lada M
Reviewed January 18, 2012

You'd think that a trail that's 7.5 km each way and has 650 metres of elevation gain would be a bit difficult for many people, but because of its proximity to Calgary, the Galatea Lakes trail can get pretty busy! We stayed at the Kananaskis...More

5  Thank petey1955
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