Helicopter in from Mt. Shark, hike back out to Mt. Shark
Bus in and out of Sunshine Meadows
We recommend starting in Sunshine but only if you have a vehicle waiting in the Mt. Shark parking lot. (Otherwise transportation back to civilization is a hassle.)
If you do not have private transportation, logistics are easier starting by helicopter from Canmore.
Easier still is starting & finishing at Sunshine.
We once hiked from Magog out to Mt. Shark trailhead, 24km in one day sending our packs out on the helicopter for C$1.50 / pound.
You might change these itineraries based on local information. Check in with Parks Canada in Banff for last minute advice.
In 2004 we planned our dream route, The Great Divide Assiniboine to Lake OHara, 10 days along the Continental Divide. Superhiker Chris Townsend called this the best of the Canadian Rockies. Unfortunately, Parks Canada would not approve the itinerary & it is unlikely they will in future.
Amazing horn coral,
easily found between the lodge and Wonder Pass.