With so many famous hiking trails around Lake Louise, the Saddleback Mountain hike is often overlooked, which is a shame as it’s a very enjoyable Lake Louise hike.
The Blackshale Suspension Bridge is a super fun outing for kids of all ages in Kananaskis Country. I mean, who doesn’t love crossing a bouncy suspension bridge??
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.
The Miners Peak hike is an excellent alternative or add-on to the very popular Ha Ling Peak hike near Canmore, Alberta. Miners Peak and Ha Ling follow the same steep hiking trail up Ha Ling Peak but they diverge at a T-intersection at The Saddle.
The Ha Ling Peak hike is a popular day hike with Canmore and Banff locals. It a short, but very steep slog up the north-western slope of Ha Ling Peak, a dramatic mountain nestled just minutes outside the Town of Canmore.
The Wind Ridge Trail is one of my favorite hikes in Kananaskis Country. It’s a bit of a grind to get to the top, but the views of Mt. Lougheed you get from the alpine meadow are simply incredible.
The East End of Rundle hike is a popular day hike with Canmore and Banff locals. EEOR (pronounced “Eeyore”) is a short, but very steep slog up the eastern ridge of Mount Rundle, a huge mountain separating the 12km between the Town of Banff and Canmore.
Lake Minnewanka is a very popular day use area in Banff National Park. There are many reasons to visit Lake Minnewanka including spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery, picnics, the Minnewanka Lake cruise, and boat & kayak rentals.
Now that Kananaskis Country has reopened, many Albertans will be heading for the mountains for some much-needed fresh air and exercise. Any close proximity to other humans can be a risk, but under the right circumstances, hiking can be an effective way to practice social distancing.
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.