DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (OCTOBER 1)
PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION
McGillivaray Falls is a looped trail featuring beautiful views, waterfalls and a peaceful lake along the way.
There is an option for a long and short loop and we will hike the 4.6 km long loop, which leads to McGillivaray Lake. The trail is located a short ways north of Caddy Lake in the central area of the Whiteshell. The trail follows through forest, across rocky areas and along the shoreline of the lake. There are some overgrown sections of forest to navigate, some ups and downs, and a couple of steeper but short climbs. We will stop for lunch at the shelter along McGillivaray Lake to enjoy the scenic views.
We will hike this trail rain or shine, unless deemed unsafe.
Event leaders: Brittany Thiessen and Ashley Moore. Click for more information
Arrival Time: by 9:30 AM. We will begin the hike no later than 10:00 AM. The time arranged allows for you to have time to attend to personal needs such as organizing your gear and for the leaders to share information with the group.
Location: We will meet in the parking lot at the trailhead of McGillivaray Falls. See the Google Maps location here.
Overall Average Difficulty Rating: due to the factors mentioned below, this activity is rated a 3/5.
This rating is subject to change based on prevailing conditions at the time of the activity, including but not limited to weather.
Duration/Distance: Approximately 4.6 km (2 hours with a break for lunch included).
Experience: This event is open to participants with an average level of fitness who have some hiking experience. You must have the ability to walk with the group at a moderate pace for the duration of the activity and come to the activity with appropriate outerwear and gear.
Terrain: The trail is well-maintained and includes some ups and downs across rocky terrain and through forested sections. There are some overgrown sections of forest and the potential for muddy areas in the lower-lying areas.
Pace: Moderate with a break for lunch and additional stops for water as needed.
Please leave dogs at home.
Further details will be provided to registered participants. Participants are responsible for having a valid e-mail address, communicating with the event organizer regarding any changes in attendance, and for checking e-mail prior to an event.
In light of the global pandemic, we are cautiously proceeding, allowing a small number of participants at each event. We will need your cooperation in only signing up for events you can truly commit to attending. If you miss out on registering please get yourself registered on the waitlist. Please see our policy and safety practices here.
This event allows cancellation no less than 5 days before start of event. If you are no longer able to attend, please see our No Show Policy.