Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Galatea Creek

A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.

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


Lillian Lake Backcountry Campground: Closed Dec 1 - Jun 28.

Closed: May 1 - late June for wildlife protection as well as to allow area to dry and prevent damage to trail.

Length 6.0 km to Lillian Lake, 1.5 km more to Upper Galatea Lake
Elevation: 457 m / 1,500 ft to Lillian Lake plus 154 m /500 ft extra to Upper Galatea Lake
Group Size Limit: 15 (Permit information)
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Updated: May 7, 2024