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Backpacking Canada

Berg Lake Trail

By on August 3, 2016

The Berg Lake Trail has been rated in so many places online as the best trail in North America. As a result, permits were very difficult to come by.

Day 73: Valemont, BC > Berg Lake, BC

We woke up to the 8:00am alarm, and stole a few cups of coffee from the Best Western before driving into Mt. Robson Provincial Park. After a quick stop at the Ranger Station, we packed up and set out on the coveted Berg Lake trail. Kilometers 1-5 were an easy stroll through the woods, but once we passed Kinney Lake, the trail takes s turn up the canyon. We passed through the Valley of a Thousand Waterfalls, and were in awe of the rushing water. We were happy hikers until about kilometer 18…are we there yet?! The peak of Mt. Robson above us kept us motivated – even if John did keep stopping to take 1000 pictures. Robson stands as the tallest and most glaciated in the Canadian Rockies, but has notoriously unpredictable weather. We were lucky to see it’s full form with only a few lingering clouds floating off it’s summit. Soon, Berg Lake appeared around the bend, and the glacier that was the source of all this rushing water was revealed. Our campsite was right on the shore of Berg Lake, and we sat by the water’s edge all evening – listening to the glacier crack & watching the lake lap onto the rocks. We made it! We went to bed early – without our rain fly, but woke up around midnight to gaze at the thousands of stars overhead.


Day 74: Berg Lake, BC

We woke up at 10:00am after close to 12 hours of sleep. Read more

Here are some photos from our trip!