Mount Shark, Sunshine Village and Highway 93 BC
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
You are in bear country.