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We are looking forward to hosting a choice of two hikes to view the larch trees of Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in their beautiful fall colours. The hikes will be suitable for different levels of walkers and so hope to make the experience more accessible to those who would prefer a medium level hike.

Both of the hikes will begin together at the same location for the first leg.

You can then choose to hike the Arethusa Cirque route 
(4.5 kms loop with 378 meters of elevation gain), which takes about 2.5 hours of walking time to complete.

View the Arathusa Cirque Route

OR you can choose to hike the more challenging option of Little Arethusa (4.8 kms out and back with 625 meters of elevation gain) which takes approximately 3.5 hours to complete.

View the Little Arethusa Route

 - Hikers will meet at the church for 7:30am and depart by car pool at 7:45am. The drive is approximately a hour and a half to the start point of the hikes.   

- Please bring along snacks, lunch and water, and wear suitable footwear (ideally hiking shoes or boots).

The expected return time to the church is between 3:30pm and 4:30pm.  

For more information you can contact Stephen Hansen by email at or by phone at 403-312-5485.

If you would like to register, there are sign up sheets in the Fireside Room at St. James, or you can email the office at