When backpacking in Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, your initial goal will be Lake Magog, at the foot of the park's namesake peak. The optimal itinerary, however, depends on the length of your stay. We strongly urge you to allow five days.
A journey of less than five days will force you to make difficult choices and skip significant sights. For example, "From Lake Magog, should I go to Wonder Pass or Nub Peak?" Allow yourself five days and you can see both, plus a lot more.
Start by catching the shuttle bus up to Sunshine Village, then backpack over Citadel Pass and camp at Og Lake. On day two, backpack to Lake Magog, pitch your tent, then dayhike past Sunburst and Cerulean lakes to Nub Peak.
On day three, dayhike past Gog Lake, over Wonder Pass, to Wonder Pass viewpoint. On day four, dayhike through Og Meadows to Windy Ridge.
On day five, depart Lake Magog early and backpack all the way to Sunshine Village. Arrive by 5 p.m. to catch the last shuttle bus down to the parking lot.
Or, if you can't cover that distance in a single day, instead of dayhiking to Windy Ridge on day four, backpack to Og Lake or Porcupine campgrounds, then backpack out to Sunshine Village on day five.
Keen to see Lake Magog? You'll find all the information and inspiration you need in a unique guidebook: Don't Waste Your Time in the Canadian Rockies, The Opinionated Hiking Guide. Reading it will ensure you devote your limited hiking time to the most scenic trails in the Canadian Rockies, one of which leads to Lake Magog.
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