The Bow River Interpretive Trail in Bow Valley Provincial Park is a very enjoyable, easy Kananaskis hike along the banks of the Bow River. Just 20 minutes from Canmore, the Bow River Interpretive Trail packs a lot of Alberta Rocky Mountain scenery into a short distance.
The Middle Lake Interpretive Trail in Bow Valley Provincial Park is an enjoyable easy Kananaskis hike. Hikers along the Middle Lake Trail will enjoy a variety of landscapes including a mountain lake and a pleasant forest setting.
The Montane Interpretive Trail is another one of our favourite easy hikes in Bow Valley Provincial Park. This kid-friendly Kananaskis hike packs a ton of excellent scenery in a very short distance.
We’ve been visiting the Bow Valley Provincial Park for many years to hike the Many Springs Interpretive Trail. This short, easy Kananaskis hike packs in a lot of fun and scenery in a short distance.
As locals to the Bow Valley, we often shy away from doing the touristy things. I expect this is true for anyone who lives in a place as popular as Banff National Park. Yet, each time we have been on the Sundance Trail to the Sundance Canyon hike in Banff, we are pleasantly surprised.
A visit to the Bankhead ghost town in Banff National Park is a unique opportunity to take an easy walk through a fascinating piece of Alberta history. In its heyday in the early 1900’s, Bankhead, Alberta was a thriving town of nearly 1,000 citizens built next to the operations site of an anthracite coal mine.
Each time we hike to the Ink Pots we are reminded of what a special place this is in Banff National Park. The blue-green color of the ponds never ceases to amaze and the mountain scenery surrounding is nothing short of spectacular.
Banff National Park might just be the perfect outdoor playground for active families. With so many things to do in Banff with kids, you’ll have trouble fitting it all in. If your Banff itinerary allows it, we recommend adding in some of these best Banff hikes with kids.
The Yates Mountain Trail is a popular and rewarding Kananaskis hike from the Barrier Lake day use area. One of the best hikes in Kananaskis, the Yates Mountain Trail offers outstanding views of Barrier Lake and the stunning Rocky Mountains of Kananaskis Valley.