Local Hikes

Arrive at popular hiking destinations at 7 am during summer months, to avoid no parking due to congestion.


Lake O’Hara

Day use reservations for shuttle bus 2019 season open on April 23,  8 am MDT.
Limited visitors per day. Parks Canada Tel: 1250-343 6433


Tea House Hikes

Lake Agnes Tea House
Difficulty:  Easy to Moderate
7.5 km      354 m elevation    1.5 - 4 hours 

Plain of the 6 Glaciers Tea House
Difficulty:  Moderate
15 km        420 m elevation    4 - 6 hours

The Highline Trail Connects the two Tea Houses.
Tea House hikes starts at the Fairmont Lake Louise parking lot.
Arrive at 6 -  7 am in summer months.

Helen Lake

This is one of the finest hikes you will find in Banff National Park. 
Close to the Icefields Parkway.
16.7 km        754 m elevation       Day Hike

Ptarmigan Lake

Outstanding views.
Difficulty:  Strenuous
14 km            518 m elevation       Day Hike


EASY HIKES (with children)

Walk around Emerald Lake

5.2 km

Grassi Lakes Canmore

3.8 km 


Heart Creek Trail

4.7 km

Johnston Canyon, Upper Falls

2.7 km
Famous trail taking hikers past numerous waterfalls and plunge pools in a rocky canyon.

Takakkaw Falls

1.3 km
Located in Yoho National Park, near Field, B.C. 

Take a Hike with your children’ is a book in our suite with plenty of easy hikes.


Edith and Cory Circuit

14.3 km         1.075 elevation               6 - 8  hours
This incredible hike through Edith and Cory Passes is the most varied hike close to Banff.

Sunshine Meadows

7.6 km            175 m elevation              2 - 3 hours
The Sunshine Meadows hike is the easiest way to get into the alpine in the Canadian Rockies.
Book your bus or gondola ticket ahead of time on https://www.sunshinemeadowsbanff.com

Burstall Pass Hike

15 km              450 m elevation             4 - 6 hours 
The hike to Burstall Pass is an iconic Canmore route for good reason - it’s stunning !


Be prepared before going on a hike with bear spray, hat, sunscreen, water, food and layered clothing. Do not litter.

East End of Rundle Hike - EEOR Canmore

East End of Rundle Hike - EEOR Canmore

Grassi Lakes - Canmore

Grassi Lakes - Canmore

Skating on Lake Louise in Winter

Skating on Lake Louise in Winter

Keep close to Nature’s heart ... and break clear
Away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or
spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
— John Muir