Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Galatea Creek

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A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.
Ice Safety: Alberta Parks does not monitor ice conditions; learn how to assess them for yourself at the Canadian Red Cross.

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

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Length:6.3 km to Lillian Lake, 1.5 km more to Upper Galatea Lake
Elevation Profile457 m / 1,500 ft to Lillian Lake plus 154 m /500 ft extra to Upper Galatea Lake m
Type:Out-and-Back
Group Size Limit:15  (Permit information)
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Updated: Sep 2, 2022