14 Easy Winter Hikes in Banff and Area

best winter hikes in banff

If you are visiting Banff in winter or anytime between October and April, it’s very likely you’ll be seeing snow. Here in the Canadian Rockies, the snow typically starts to fly well before the official start of winter and that’s when all the Banff winter activities will start. While waiting for more popular winter activities like skiing, the shoulder season in Banff is the perfect time to do some of these winter hikes in Banff and the surrounding area.

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Plain of Six Glaciers Hike – Banff National Park

The plain of six glaciers trail offers a chance to see some lake louise glaciers up close

Lake Louise is a magical place within Banff National Park. The mountains and the brilliant turquoise color of Lake Louise must be seen to be believed. With such a landscape, it’s no surprise that you can enjoy many iconic Lake Louise hikes in the area, including the Plain of Six Glaciers hike.

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