Why September is the Best Time to Visit Strathcona Park Lodge

Categories: Hiking Rock Climbing
Mt Myra Summit

Mt Myra Summit


As we move into September and physically recover from our Labour Day Weekend adventures we are left with the question: what will the next adventure be? The summer months have come and gone and September is prime time to continue adventuring. The alpine flowers and berries are everywhere, daily highs aren’t scorching for your hikes or climbs and the lakes and alpine tarns are perfect for swimming. Our cottages and watercraft are for rent all season long so you can enjoy comfortable evenings after your day adventures.

To help set the stage, here are some numbers from Environment Canada on our area:

The average high is 20C

The average low is 9C

The average precipitation for the entire month is 62mm


 Now you can start to see why we love September. Here are a few of our favourite activities:



Head to Crest Creek Crags and work on your projects. Crest has plenty of climbs for all levels of climbers. Sunrise and Joint Wall are some of our favourite spots to send a route and then chill out in the sun. From top rope to trad, it’s got you covered!



Get moving and see some sights! For groups of all ages we recommend our onsite trails. If looking at going into the park Crest Mountain, Mt Myra, and Flower Ridge are some of our fall favourites.


The cherry-on-top is foraging!  Alpine blueberries, forest chanterelles and SPL heritage apple trees ripe for the picking. Mt Myra is currently abundant with blueberries from Tennant Lake to the summit. For some foraging is the reason to come; for others it’s a happy coincidence while on trail! Either way, keep your eyes out and happy hunting.


-See you on the trail!