Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Galatea Creek

A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.

This is a strenuous hike past canyons and waterfalls with great views. A backcountry permit is required to camp at Lillian Lake Backcountry Campground. Lillian Lake is nestled in trees; Upper Galatea Lake is in a spectacular alpine cirque.

Annual Seasonal Closure: May 1 - late June to allow area to dry and prevent damage


Closed: May 1 - late June for wildlife protection as well as to allow area to dry and prevent damage to trail.

Lillian Lake Backcountry Campground: Closed Dec 1 - July 4.


Length 6.0 km to Lillian Lake, 1.5 km more to Upper Galatea Lake
Elevation: 457 m / 1,500 ft to Lillian Lake plus 154 m /500 ft extra to Upper Galatea Lake
Group Size Limit: 15 (Permit information)
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Updated: Jun 18, 2024