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Mount Robson Marathon

August 24th, 2013 by Katie Pate

The Mount Robson Marathon will is an “out-and-back” run on the world famous Berg Lake Trail. This year’s marathon will take place on Saturday September 7, 2013.There is a full marathon and a half marathon option.

The route passes through several different environmental zones and has its turn-around point on the shores of magnificent Berg Lake, truly making this marathon a one of a kind experience. The route is actually 46 km, or about 4 km longer than a “true” marathon. On the route, you will experience an elevation gain of 825 m (2,700 ft) from the base to the turn-around point.

For non-endurance runners, enjoy a 12km run to Kinney Lake and back. Children aged 5-12 can participate in 3/4 km and 1.5 km fun-runs around the nature trail near the Visitor Centre.

You can register for the marathon online; entry fees range from $25 to $45.

Possibly the best scenery of any marathon!

Possibly the best scenery of any marathon!

In addition to the races, other activities will take place in and around the Visitor Centre throughout the day.

Schedule for Saturday, September 7, 2013:

  • 7:30 am Full Marathon
  • 9:00 am Half Marathon
  • 12:00 pm 12km Kinney Lake
  • 2:00 pm Kids’ Fun Run
  • 3:00 pm Awards Ceremony

About the Berg Lake Trail

The trail begins in a temperate rain forest. Giant western red cedars create a magnificent canopy of old growth forest. It is an easy route through the forest to Kinney lake. Travel is relatively easy across the valley and up some moderate switch backs. It is not until passing the Whitehorn campground that the trail becomes more challenging. From here a large headwall is ascended through the valley of a thousand falls. The trail is well maintained and the views during the ascent are very impressive, especially in late June or after a rain storm. From the top of the headwall the trail follows the shoreline of Berg lake. Travel is again moderate and the magnificent view of Mt. Robson’s north face comes into view.

Lodging for the Mount Robson Marathon

The Berg Lake Trail is literally located minutes from the Mountain River Lodge. We have both independent cabins and a bed and breakfast.

 

Horseback Riding in the Canadian Rocky Mountains

September 2nd, 2012 by jenn

Guided horseback ride in the Canadian Rockies

A horseback ride in the Canadian Rocky Mountains is a great adventure for individuals, couples, families and other groups.

One popular activity for people visiting our Mount Robson lodging is riding horses in Jasper National Park and the Canadian Rockies. Both children and adults love seeing the beauty of the Rocky Mountains by guided horse tour. Outfitters can provide horses, all the gear you need and experienced guides. A number of horseback adventure outfitters are available and we will be happy to help you make arrangements during your stay at our inn near Jasper National Park.

Horses have long been the best transportation through the Canadian Rockies. If you don’t want to “rough it” in the wilderness, a horse packed with goods and gear is the way to go. There’s also a certain romance in re-living something of early explorers’ experiences in the Canadian Wilderness. Travel by horse also allows you to see remote back country that can only be reached by hours on horseback (compared to days on foot!)

Local horseback riding guide services offer many trail ride and packing trip options. You can go out for a few hours of riding or a take a longer trip over the course of days or even weeks! You don’t even have to be an experienced rider. Calm horses, expert instruction and knowledgeable guides are available for those who are new to horses and riding.

After your horseback riding adventure, come home to the comfort of your guest room or cabin at our lodging near Jasper National Park. If you’re new to riding or if it’s been awhile since you’ve been on a horse, you might be feeling a bit stiff and sore. We can set up an appointment for a relaxing massage in nearby Valemount. Combined with the comfort of our Mount Robson accommodations, it’s a perfect way to “re-enter” civilization.

Spend Labour Day 2012 at our Mount Robson Lodging

August 2nd, 2012 by jenn

Mount Robson Main Lodge

Choose a room or cabin with a mountain view at our Mt. Robson accommodations during your Labour Day Weekend in the Canadian Rockies

There’s still time to plan your Labour Day vacation in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Book ahead at Mountain River Lodge, the nearest accommodations to Mount Robson and Jasper National Park on Hwy 16 NW. Choose a room in the Main Lodge or select one of our fully equipped cabins. Main Lodge guests enjoy rooms with mountain or forest views, private bathrooms and a full breakfast. If you choose a private cabin, you’ll have a fully equipped kitchen, plus a fireplace to warm up at night, a balcony to take in the view, gas barbecue for evening cookouts and satellite TV so you don’t miss your favorite shows. We also have pet-friendly cabins. Bring Fido along for your weekend trip!

The longer Labour Day weekend gives you time to spend a day hiking nearby Berg Lake Trail or whitewater rafting. There are also horseback rides, boat tours and all the trails on Mount Robson and Jasper National Park. All are great ways to appreciate the mountains, waters and wildlife of the Canadian Rockies. Take the drive up the Fiddle Valley and relax in the mineral waters of Miette Hot Springs. Valemount is only 20 minutes away if you need gas, groceries or other services and amenities. For fun shops and dining, visit the quaint town of Jasper, a scenic one-hour drive away.

After a day of outdoor adventures, your room or cabin at our Mount Robson accommodations will be the perfect place to relax in comfort. By then, if you’re too tired to drive out to a restaurant, not to worry. With prior reservations, we offer a 6:30 pm supper so you can dine in.

If this sounds like a great way to spend the long Labour Day weekend, give us a call at (250) 566-9899 or inquire about reservations today! Bid a fond farewell to summer with a perfect 2012 Labour Day getaway at Mountain River Lodge.

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