Hiking

An old Rockbound Lake trail sign is nailed to a tree in Banff National Park.

Rockbound Lake Hike

Castle Mountain is one of my favourite mountains in Banff National Park. It’s just so stately and majestic, my eyes are drawn to it any time I’m near. The Rockbound Lake hike is an excellent Banff hiking trail which takes you to two alpine lakes on the far side of Castle Mountain. The Rockbound Lake trail is enjoyable all hiking season long, but comes alive in September when the larch trees turn golden.

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sitting at Taylor Lake with larches on the shore - best Banff Larch Hikes

Taylor Lake Hike in Banff National Park

The Taylor Lake hike in Banff National Park is an enjoyable hike up the lower slopes of Mount Bell to a beautiful mountain lake. The forest along the Taylor Lake trail is quite lush, in large part due to the creek the trail follows for most of its length.

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View on Ptarmigan Cirque - best larches hikes Kananaskis

Ptarmigan Cirque Hike in Kananaskis

The Ptarmigan Cirque hike is a very popular Kananaskis trail near the Highwood Pass (the highest paved pass in Canada). This fun, kid-friendly Kananaskis hike offers hikers a wide variety of excellent mountain scenery over a relatively short distance.

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The Best Larch Tree Hikes in Alberta are found in Banff, Lake Louise and Kananaskis Country

20 AMAZING Larch Hikes in Alberta

For a few special weeks every fall, Alberta hikers go crazy with larch tree fever. Parking lots for the best larch hikes in Alberta fill before dawn and social media feeds fill up with images of these beautiful trees and their brilliant golden needles.

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mountain reflections on Moraine Lake, Banff National Park

15 Easy Hikes in Banff National Park

Banff National Park is world-famous for its majestic mountain landscape. The rocky mountain landscape has many difficult hikes, but thankfully there are also lots of easy hikes in Banff. In fact, many of the best hikes in Banff National Park are easy.

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The Lake Louise Lakeshore Trail is one of the best easy hikes in Banff National PArk

The 10 Best Lake Louise Hikes

Without question, Lake Louise is one of the most beautiful places in Banff National Park. The soaring, glacier-covered mountains hugging the shoreline of Lake Louise, with her brilliant turquoise water color, must be seen to be believed. Although it’s possible to enjoy the beauty of this glacial Banff lake from the shoreline, we highly recommend you enjoy at least one of these amazing Lake Louise hikes during your visit.

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