This trail is appropriate for kids (up to Alymer Lookout). Hike around Lake Minnewanka 7.8km to the Aylmer Lookout trailhead. Turn left and begin the steep climb to Aylmer lookout. Views of Lake Minnewanka, Mt. Inglismaldie, and Mt. Girouard from the lookout.
Head west from Calgary on the Trans-Canada Hwy 1. Take the first Banff exit (also signed for Lake Minnewanka) and immediately turn right (north) onto Lake Minnewanka road. Drive 5 ½ km on Lake Minnewanka Road to the large paved parking lot at the west end of the lake.
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Posted By: Gillean
- Fri Apr 12 00:11:28 UTC 2013
I am looking for a photo of Aylmer Pass for Volume 3 of the K Country Trail Guide. I really like the first pic illustrating the article about Aylmer Loookout and Pass. The one with green meadow in the foreground, looking into the Ghost.
Could the photographer please contact me. email: email@example.com.
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Posted By: longleggedhiker
- Fri Aug 13 02:02:51 UTC 2010
UpsideAylmer Lookout as well as Aylmer Pass both offer expansive views. DownsideThe first 7.8 km along the shore of Lake Minnewanka Although this section is senic, the trail is rocky in many places and can be tiring on the feet. Fortunatley, you can bike this section which will not only allow you more time at the lookout and pass, but it will also save you from having tired feet. CommentThis is overall a good trip that will give you some really good scenic views. There are better options in the area though.
Aylmer Pass Trail as well as the spur trail to Aylmer Lookout are subject to Group Access from July 15 - September 30 each year. Group Access legally requires people to travel in a tight group of four or more. Also, the Lm8 Aylmer Pass Junction backcountry campground is CLOSED during this period.
These restrictions are in effect because this area is home to a large number of Grizzly Bears and druring berry season (Mid-July - Sept.), bears will hang out by the trail and feast on berries.
Posted By: Bretan
- Mon Jul 31 21:24:29 UTC 2006
CommentThe trail is no closed annually untill the fall due to bear activity. The backcountry campgrounds, and the trail access is closed. Check with Banff Parks before heading out.