Escape to a setting where food is found among the paths we walk, experience mountain camaraderie and explore nature at its best. The festival celebrates the history of the huckleberry and this year we will take a closer look at the roles that foods from the forest play in the cultivation of local cultural and natural heritage.
Yes we will be serving FREE pancakes and entertaining the ever popular Pie-Topper contest, but there is so much more to the Huckleberry Festival. There will be nature talks, yoga, live music, children's nature art, interpretive hiking, tea tasting, and of course sauna-basking.
- 8:00am suggested arrival at the Callaghan Lake parking area and trailhead
- 8:30am join our special guest ethnobotanist, Bryce, from the Forager Foundation to learn about some of the edible and not so edible flora as we hike into Journeyman Lodge
- 9:00am-Noon Pancake Brunch in the lodge dining room
- Afternoon Tea Tasting in the lodge dining room
- 1:00pm Yoga in the meadow with Josee (please bring your own yoga mats)
- 1:30pm Pie-creations in the lodge dining room
- 2:00pm Interpretive hike around Conflict Lake and back to parking area
It's all happening Sunday, September 13th!
Don't forget it's a wee bit different getting to Journeyman Lodge in the summer…
Self-Drive and Hike:
Follow the Callaghan Lake Forest Service Road to Callaghan Lake. It is about 8.5km from the Alexander Falls base to Callaghan Lake on a rough road and it takes about 20 – 35 minutes. We recommend using a vehicle with good clearance (4WD preferred). The trail to the lodge begins about 250m before you reach the lake – look for the sign on your left. There is a small clearing just off the road – park here. From here, the hike is 4.5 km and will take between 1.5 – 2 hours depending on your ability and fitness level.