Jura Creek Trail is a really fun kid-friendly, winter hike near Canmore. Located just minutes east of Exshaw, the Jura Creek hike features two short, beautiful slot canyons with a scenic mountain canyon hike in-between.
The Heart Creek Trail is an enormously popular Kananaskis hike and for good reason. The Heart Creek hike is fun, easy and beautiful, a powerful combination making it one of the best kid-friendly hikes near Canmore.
There is so much to love about the Sheol Valley Lake Louise hike. Sheol Valley is a connector hike between the Saddleback Pass Trail and the Paradise Valley Trail – two outstanding Lake Louise hikes on their own merits.
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 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.
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.
Blessed with stunning mountain scenery, the Chester Lake hike is one of the best hikes in Kananaskis. It’s certainly one of the Kananaskis hikes we have done most often in our lives.