Local Hikes

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

PREMIER HIKES


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

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/bc/yoho/activ/randonnee-hike/ohara 


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
http://www.albertawow.com/hikes/Helen_Lake_Hike/Helen_Lake_Hike.htm 


Ptarmigan Lake

Outstanding views.
Difficulty:  Strenuous
14 km            518 m elevation       Day Hike
http://www.hikinginglacier.com/ptarmigan-lake.htm 

 

EASY HIKES (with children)


Walk around Emerald Lake

5.2 km
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerald_Lake_(British_Columbia

Grassi Lakes Canmore

3.8 km 
http://www.tourismcanmore.com/things-to-do/hiking

 

Heart Creek Trail

4.7 km
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/alberta/heart-creek-trail 


Johnston Canyon, Upper Falls

2.7 km
Famous trail taking hikers past numerous waterfalls and plunge pools in a rocky canyon.
http://banff.ca/index.aspx?NID=648 


Takakkaw Falls

1.3 km
Located in Yoho National Park, near Field, B.C. 
https://www.tourismgolden.com/activities/summer/hiking 

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


HIKES FOR THE MORE AMBITIOUS


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.
https://www.10adventures.com/hikes/banff/edith-and-cory-pass-circuit/ 


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 !
https://www.10adventures.com/hikes/kananaskis-smith-dorrien/burstall-pass-hike/ 

 

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