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Mount Assiniboine Hike

  Ratings:    Ratings 5 Star
Level: Difficult Time/Dist: 3 to 4 Days / 53K return Elevation Gain: 610m

Trailheads: Mount Shark, Sunshine Village and Highway 93 BC access.

Description:  There are to many routes and day hikes to describe here. I suggest purchasing a good guide book that covers Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park. Consider all the access routes a moderate to difficult multiday backpack. If you do decide to hike in from Mount Shark I can confirm the trail towards Marvel lake and Wonder Pass is the most scenic route, also less helicopters flying overhead. You should plan on spending a few extra days to explore the area. This is certainly a classic and on of the finest hikes you can do in the Rocky Mountains. Day hikes to Wonder Pass Lookout and Nub Peak are a must do. Nub peak offers all the classic views of Mount Assiniboine and it's surrounding lakes. Mount Assiniboine is located on the great divide and is part of the Great Divide Trail. It's the highest peak (3,618ms) located in the southern continental ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Vertical gain from Magog Lake is 1,525ms. The mountains, elevation, location and resemblance to the Swiss Matterhorn makes this a prize for climbers. It's nicknamed the "Matterhorn of the Rockies". There are no scrambling routes up Mt. Assiniboine. The easiest mountaineering routes are the North Ridge and North Face, classified as a technical 5.5. Both routes are reached early morning from the Hind Hut. Bikes are not allowed into the park. You are in bear country.


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  Lake Magog
   
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Lake Magog And Sunburst Lake Cerulean Lake
   
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  Mount Assiniboine, Lake Magog, Sunburst Lake, Cerulean Lake
   
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Towards Lake Magog Campground  
   
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Headwall Below Hind Hut  
   
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  Gog Lake
   
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  Wonder Pass
   
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  Summit Wonder Pass
   
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Wonder Pass Inukshuk  
   
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East Face Lake Gloria
   
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  Mount Assiniboine East Face, Lake Gloria
   
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Wonder Pass Lookout  
   
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Marvel Lake  
   
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  Marvel Lake Towards Bryant Creek
   
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  Wonder Pass
   
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  Gog Lake
   
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O'Brian Meadows Elizabeth Lake Ferro Pass
   
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Nub Peak Elizabeth Lake
   
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O'Brian Meadows Towards Assiniboine Pass  
   
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Nub Peak Summit  
   
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Towards Citadel Pass  
   
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Og Lake , Og Pass On Right  
   
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Views West Towards Ferro Pass  
   
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  Towards Wonder Pass
   
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Og Lake Og Pass  
   
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  Trail Up Nub Peak
   
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  Trail Up Nub Peak
   
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  Cerulean Lake
   
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  Cerulean Lake
   
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Cerulean Lake Towards Ferro Pass  
   
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Tadpoles East Towards Wonder Pass
   
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