The first time we hiked Wasootch Ridge, a popular Kananaskis hike, we were blown away by the views. Being up on the ridge offers hikers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and all the way down into the valley.
The Lake Minnewanka trail is one of the best things to do at Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park. Hiking along the Lake Minnewanka reservoir shoreline offers impressive views across the lake at mountain peaks and rocky shores. Lake Minnewanka is a popular place to visit in Banff in summer, but you can leave the …
If you are looking to experience some of the best scenery in Banff, try the Aylmer Lookout trail. A challenging hike up a river valley along the lower slopes of Mount Aylmer, the payoff is a viewpoint atop a rocky outcrop with outstanding views of Lake Minnewanka and her surrounding mountains.
The Castle Mountain Lookout hike in Banff National Park is one of the best panoramic viewpoint hikes and it should be on everyone’s list. As you snake your way up the lower slopes of Castle Mountain, your views of the Rocky Mountains get better and better as near the lookout.
The Flowing Water Trail in Bow Valley Provincial Park is a real hidden gem. A short, easy Kananaskis hike, the Flowing Water Interpretive Trail offers hikers a wide variety of scenery in a short distance.
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.