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 Mountain, a dramatic mountain nestled just minutes outside the Town of Canmore.
Wind Ridge 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.
The Canadian Rockies are a great place to create lasting memories with your kids. There are so many kid-friendly things to do in Banff and Kananaskis among the rugged beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Many families come to Banff for some easy hiking, but there are also many kid-friendly bike trails in Banff and Kananaskis.
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.
Grassi Lakes is one of the most popular Canmore hiking trails. It’s an easy stroll through an evergreen forest to a pair of stunning mountain lakes. When the sun is shining, you simply won’t believe the incredible colors in the water.
As I emerged from the deep pine forest trail into the beautiful, open alpine meadow one chilly October morning, I found myself amazed that after all these years, the Chester Lake hike can still wow me.
Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies is one of the best ways to get out and experience the beauty of these majestic mountains in the winter. Imagine being on the quiet mountain trails with large snowflakes falling and having the feeling of being in a Christmas snow globe. It really doesn’t get any more peaceful than that and you might even start calling the Kananaskis snowshoe trails your happy place.
Karst Spring Trail is one of our favorite Kananaskis hiking trails, in fact, it’s one of the few Kananaskis hikes we try to make time for each and every year. We love hikes with a payoff, and this hike delivers big-time!