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 some of these best Banff day hikes with kids.
One of the most underrated hiking trails in Banff National Park, the Johnson Lake hike is an enjoyable short hike around the shores of a beautiful lake. On this easy Banff hike you’ll enjoy a wide variety of beautiful Banff scenery, including beautiful stretches of forest, views of Johnson Lake and the surrounding mountains.
Johnson Lake is a beautiful and popular lake in Banff National Park. Just a short drive from the Town of Banff, a visit to Johnson Lake is an excellent thing to do with kids in Banff. With a large day use area, Johnson Lake is a scenic spot for a picnic in Banff or to …
Visiting Johnston Canyon in 2021 will look a little different than it usually does. Don’t let that stop you from this must-do activity in Banff.
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.
Renowned for its incredible amount of natural snowfall, Sunshine Village is one of the best ski resorts in Banff National Park. Sunshine Village is a huge Banff ski resort, with 9 chairlifts and ski runs spread over 3 mountain faces.
The Lower Kananaskis Lake snowshoe is a perfect combination of an easy snowshoe trail and outstanding scenery. You’ll enjoy a leisurely walk through a snow covered forest with non-stop lake and mountain views.
The Upper Stoney Loop snowshoe in Banff is a short, uphill climb through a lodgepole pine and spruce tree forest. The snowshoe up to the Upper Stoney Lookout will get your heart pumping for the first half, allowing for a break at the top before an almost entirely downhill second half.
The Frozen Toad snowshoe trail is an enjoyable, easy Kananaskis snowshoe trail between the Elkwood and Boulton Creek Campgrounds. The 8.1 km Frozen Toad loop, another of the new official snowshoe trails in Kananaskis, is remarkably flat and packs a lot of Kananaskis mountain scenery into a single outing.
If you are looking for a really fun winter hike near Canmore, check out the McGillivray Canyon Trail. This unique Kananaskis winter hike follows the McGillivray Creek riverbed into a narrow slot canyon between Pigeon Peak and Mount McGillivray.