Summer is screeching to an end before our eyes. This means you need to make the most of the days and weeks ahead. Thankfully, Kinney Lake sitting at the border of B.C. and Alberta is the perfect swimming hole to take a dip in on a sunny day. 

The lake is technically located in the Mount Robson Provincial Park in B.C., but it's less than an hour away from the gorgeous Albertan mountain town called Jasper

This means both British Columbians and Albertans can savour this lovely nature trip.

The lake and its surrounding area are also super closer to Jasper National Park, so exploring this region will let you see some of the most surreal sights in Western Canada. 

That alone is worth the trip if you ask us. To get to the lake, you have to get to Berg Lake Parking Lot.

The Berg Lake Trail is undoubtedly the most famous trail in the area but it's a long, difficult route recommended for experienced hikers. 

If you want to feast your eyes on a spectacular turquoise lake without doing any of the intensive trekking, Kinney Lake should be the destination for you. 

It's about 4.5 kilometres between the trailhead and Lake Kinney.

The hike should take you between two-and-a-half and three hours to complete, depending on your speed. 

The hike is gentle and well-marked but keep in mind that there are a couple of steep parts along the way.

The trail winds through an enchanting forest full of cedar and hemlock trees. 

It follows the Robson River as it flows into the lake. So rest assured the views along the route are going to be as stunning as the lake itself.

Plus, the forest makes for some incredible wildlife viewing moments along the way if you're lucky. 

Kinney Lake itself is yet another sparkling emerald lake in the Rockies, so take all the time you need to admire the views. 

Surrounded by Mount Robson and unique trees all around, the scenes are staggering and will remind you everything the province has to offer. 

Seeing how it's an alpine lake, be prepared for the water to be a little cold. Though that just makes it ideal for a scorching day. 

But if you don't want to bother with a full swim, standing around the edge and feeling the coolness wafting in the air will soothe you just as well. 

Both B.C. and Alberta are overflowing with bodies of water that will take your breath away. Why not add another memorable entry to the list?

Kinney Lake

Address: Kinney Lake, Mount Robson Provincial Park, BC

Why You Need To Go: To fall in love with a tremendously beautiful lake sitting at the border between B.C. and Alberta. 


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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