We celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday in an area of the Canadian Rockies that Skyline Hikers had never visited before. Waterton Lakes National Park is unique in the panoramic view of the Rockies as they rise magnificently out of the prairie, and hikers who have been there offer glowing reports of the hikes in the park.
Please view the video in the gallery of various scenes from in and around the park taken by our hikers (duration about 2 minutes).
What happened to Sunset Pass? Typically, the process takes 24 months to plan and deliver successful, safe, and environmentally sustainable camps, working closely with our longstanding outfitter, Brewster Mountain Pack Train Ltd. Unfortunately, we were unable to finalize our outfitter contract for Sunset Pass 2017, and so we had to cancel and cancel and re-scheduled returning to this marquee location until 2019.
With the change in venue to Waterton, we were able to plan for an additional day of hiking, as we left Calgary on Sunday, making Monday a full hiking day. This was considered our unique and novel Canada 150 adventure as along with the usual challenging hiking and fun friendship time, we also planned some historic experiences en route that enriched our Canada 150 experience, and we waived the membership fee as a Canada 150 birthday present to our members.
We looked forward to celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday in Waterton. We expected that all of us would be more than satisfied with the hiking choices available and returned home once again in 2017 thrilled with the Skyline Experience! After all, as long as there are Skyline friends celebrating in the majestic Canadian Rockies, we have a great time!!