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Adventures: Hiking Weekend – Alberta

July 20, 2018 - July 22, 2018

WHAT: Hiking Trip
WHERE: Lake Louise Area, Alberta
WHEN: July 20-22, 2018
WHO: Adults (18+) with Type 1 diabetes

Whether it’s your first or one-hundredth trip, we want to hike with you.

2018 brings CIM back for our fifth year in the Lake Louise area and we are so excited to soak up the mountain beauty with you. We’ll base camp at the Lake Louise Campground and take day trips out to explore the local mountains. Routes will be determined based on interest and skill level of the group but expect to be outside and moving from breakfast through late afternoon.

We will meet at the Lake Louise Campground on Friday evening and spend the night getting to know each other and prepping for the following day.  Come, have fun and learn new strategies for hiking in the mountains with T1D.

Where will we be hiking?

We’ll be car camping in Lake Louise campground and taking our days to explore the amazing surrounding mountain trails!  The exact trails we’ll hike will depend on conditions and the ability of the group – we’ll decide on the day.

After settling in to our campsite on Friday evening, we’ll explore the trails on Saturday and on Sunday before parting ways on Saturday afternoon.

Who can attend a CIM Hiking Trip?

Each CIM Trip caters to a different group of people. Check out the options below and see where you might fit!

Annual Hiking Trip: Offered for adults who are living with Type 1 diabetes. There is something special that happens when you’re surrounded by a community of people who ‘get it’. Although we are so grateful for our support networks – our 5.5ers – Our Annual Canoe Trip is open exclusively to people living with Type 1 diabetes.

5.5er Hiking Trip: Do you have a loved one with Type 1 diabetes? Welcome to the 5.5er Club (read more about how it got its name, here.) CIM’s 5.5er Trip is for the support network of our Type 1 community, and hey, you can bring your Type 1 along, too! This trip has typically been a unique mix of partners, parents, aunts/uncles, and best friends of our Type 1 participant. It’s a great chance to connect with other 5.5ers, learn how others manage, and figure out some great ways to be the best support there is for our T1 crew.

Teen Hiking Trip: Our Teen Hiking Trip will pair teens with Type 1 diabetes with CIM mentors to explore the backcountry together, and learn what this whole ‘adult care’ thing is all about. While exploring the lakes and woods, we will discuss the highs and lows of transitioning to adulthood with T1 diabetes. Each teen trip works directly with pediatric diabetes clinics to bring that clinic’s patients together, along with a CDE, trained guides, and Type 1 mentors. Interested in getting involved? Email jen@connectedinmotion.ca

Extended Hiking Trip: This trip caters to adult with Type 1 diabetes who have some canoe trip experience and those who crave a longer adventure. We’ll be in the backcountry for a full week for a chance to experience Canada’s wilderness, to disconnect from technology and to reconnect with nature. These trips will usually involve full days on the trail, more challenging terrain, and a chance to experience some amazing, remote locations. Prior hiking experience is usually required.


What sort of camping gear do I need to bring along with me? 

You can find the CIM packing list HERE

Missing something on the list? Not quite sure if your camping gear is up to snuff? Looking for some help? Need to borrow something? CIM has lots of equipment and gear that we can loan to participants. Whether you’re in need of a sleeping pad or sleeping blanket, flashlight or water bottle – we can help you out. Give Stephi a shout on stephi@connectedinmotion.ca 🙂

I have a special dietary need – celiac, dairy sensitivity, allergy – Can the canoe trip accommodate me?
We work hard to ensure that we can meet the dietary needs of all of our canoe trippers. Food is one of the highlights of a canoe trip experience! We’ll work closely with you to make sure that you’re comfortable with the food situation. We don’t want food to be a stress!

Will there be low supplies on the trip, or do I need to pack my own?
Definitely pack enough of your favourite low snacks to see you through the trip but, don’t worry, we will bring some too just in case!

Do you have more questions? Send them to stephi@connectedinmotion.ca with Canoe Trip FAQ in the subject line and we’ll get your questions answered!

What's included in my registration?

  • Camping Permits
  • All Meals and Snacks
  • Group Equipment (Tents, Cooking Equipment, Canoes.  Paddles and PFD’s if you request them!)
  • All Trip-Specific Programming
  • Canoe Tripping Lessons, Tips, and Tricks
  • Certified Guides

What is NOT included?

  • Personal packing list HERE
  • Personal gear (sleeping bags, sleeping pads… your own clothing?)
  • Transportation to and from the starting point (Although we will help coordinate carpooling!)
  • Diabetes Supplies
  • Parking Permits

Don’t believe us? Just watch!


July 20, 2018
July 22, 2018
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Lake Louise Campground
131 Fairview Dr
Improvement District No. 9,AlbertaT0L0TOCanada
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